A Simple Approximation for the Variance of Meterological Time Averages

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Abstract

A simple method for approximating the variance of meteorological time averages is presented. Graphs of the characteristic time between independent estimates and the ratio of the variance of time-averaged data to that of unaveraged data for a first-order autoregressive process are shown.

Abstract

A simple method for approximating the variance of meteorological time averages is presented. Graphs of the characteristic time between independent estimates and the ratio of the variance of time-averaged data to that of unaveraged data for a first-order autoregressive process are shown.

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