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Statistical Tools for Climate and Atmospheric Science


The course is only available for students admitted to the specialisation "Nordic master's programme in environmental changes at higher latitudes" (EnCHiL).

The course is given with teaching both at distance and on campus in Lund.

Course content

The aim of the course is to give you knowledge of statistical tools that are used to be able to understand and solve relevant problems in the framework of environmental changes in the Arctic. Apart from an understanding of different statistical analytical methods, you learn how to justify the usability of different methods and how to present analyses in scientific reports.

The course is divided into thematic modules, covering  basic descriptive statistical data analyses and more advanced statistical analysis of special relevance for atmospheric time series data.

Teaching method

The course consists of lectures with connected exercises that mainly are given as distance learning. Furthermore, seminars are included on campus in Lund. The course is completed with a more extensive project work that is carried out in groups. Attendance at all teaching components except the lectures that consist of pre-recorded video is compulsory.

Course coordinator

Level: Advanced
Period: Autumn
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites:Entry to the course requires 90 credits in science or social sciences studies at universitylevel.

Course syllabus (pdf, 221 kb, new window)