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A Statistical Approach to Historical Records of Flood and Drought

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  • 1 Department of Meteorology, Nanjing University, Nanjing, People's Republic of China
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Abstract

Statistical methods of dichotomous variables are suggested in order to analyze the historical climatic records in ancient writings. From historical descriptive records of floods and droughts, we calculate the variability, persistence and interchangeability, cyclic period and period, and index of floods and droughts.

Abstract

Statistical methods of dichotomous variables are suggested in order to analyze the historical climatic records in ancient writings. From historical descriptive records of floods and droughts, we calculate the variability, persistence and interchangeability, cyclic period and period, and index of floods and droughts.

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