January 1, 1999. 16 pages.
In Earth science research, climatic conditions can have significant effects on dynamic processes. For example, the growth of forests is affected by temperature, rainfall and other climatic variables. However, these climate parameters are rarely measured at the forest stands whose growth is being investigated. The climate conditions are measured at nearby weather stations, though, and it is a common approach to use the weather station data to ‘predict’ the climate at the study site
Statistics and Probability