An adequate description of climate is required to meet the informational needs of planners and policy-makers who use climate as a factor in their decision-making processes. Because normals have become firmly entrenched as a descriptor of climate, their history and their perception by the public are discussed. An “exploratory data analysis” approach is suggested.
Research Article| 1 June 1989
Statistical Descriptors of Climate
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. (1989) 70 (6): 602–607.
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Guttman, N. B., 1989: Statistical Descriptors of Climate. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 70, 602–607, https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0477(1989)070<0602:SDOC>2.0.CO;2.
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