In paleoclimate time series amplitude of spectral peaks usually varies with time. Evolutionary power spectral analysis such as the FFT-based spectrogram and wavelet power spectral analysis helps. These methods, however, require interpolation of the time series to a grid of evenly-spaced times. Instead we can use the Lomb-Scargle Method for unevenly-spaced spectral analysis, computed for a sliding window, to map changes of the cyclicities through time.
My colleague and friend Manfred Mudelsee has just published a remarkable book on the statistical analysis of climate extremes with Cambridge University Press. It is Manfred’s second book, after his very successful book on climate time series analysis (Springer, 2nd Edition, 2014). Continue reading “A New Book on Climate Extremes by Manfred Mudelsee”
During the worldwide SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, teaching at universities changed fundamentally within a few days. This also has an impact on the traditional MRES compact courses, which are now offered entirely online! The interactive online webinars on MATLAB Recipes for Earth Sciences will be held on 14–18 September 2020 (in English language) and 28 September–2 October 2020 (in German language).
During the worldwide Sars-COV-2 pandemic, teaching in schools and universities changed fundamentally within a few days. Here are first experiences in teaching and learning with MATLAB. Continue reading “Teaching Data Analysis with MATLAB in COVID-19 Times”
I am pleased to announce a Quaternary Science Reviews virtual special issue on “Time Series Analysis for Earth, Climate and Life Interactions”. The VSI will contain overview articles on the currently used and new methods of time series analysis as well as application examples from the field of earth, climate and life. Interested authors of articles on the topic may contact me via email. Continue reading “QSR Virtual Special Issue on Time Series Analysis for Earth, Climate and Life Interactions”
Shortly after this blog went online, I wrote down a short history of the MRES book. Here is an update, just before the 5th edition is published. The book has become heavy, it has twice the number of pages as the first edition! Continue reading “The Story of the MRES Book, Editions 1–5”