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A few examples of why you would need a class on Statistical Hydrology CWR6117 Lecture 1
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Famous Quotes Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. ~Aaron Levenstein Then there is the man who drowned crossing a stream with an average depth of six inches. ~W.I.E. Gates The average human has one breast and one testicle ~Des The average human has one breast and one testicle. Des McHale St ti ti b d fi d " b d f th d f ki Statistics may be defined as "a body of methods for making wise decisions in the face of uncertainty." ~W.A. Wallis
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A few case studies… Rainfall in South Florida Soil moisture in the Nylsvley savanna Rainfall and soil moisture in the Kalahari Transect Climate and water balance in Lake Okeechobee St ti ti f t h d l i t Statistics of extreme hydrologic events Water management under uncertainty (Florida d C t Ri ) and Costa Rica) Climate change in the Caribbean basin
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Station locations 2 6 . 0 N 2 5 5 N . 8 1 . 5 W 8 1 . 0 W 80.5 W 80.0 W 2 5 . 0 N Figure 1 :Locationofthe38rainfallstations(blackcircles)listedonTable1.Theblackline recreatesthecoastallineandthegreenlinedenotestheboundariesofthe EvergladesNationalPark.
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35 25 30 per day 20 able data p 10 15 er of availa 5 Numbe 0 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 Time (year) Figure 2 :Numberofstationdataavailableperdayinthewholetimerange.
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