This study was supported in part by the National Science Foundation Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes, managed by Colorado State University under Cooperative Agreement ATM-0425247. The conclusions and recommendations found in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views, opinions, or policy of the National Science Foundation. The authors acknowledge Greg Rattenborg’s assistance with the graphics.
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Consistent with the approach of Hartten and LeMone (2010), in this article we categorize meteorology and atmospheric science under the general class of atmospheric sciences.
Survival analysis is used to analyze data where the outcome variable is the time until the occurrence of an event. Survival analysis is especially appropriate when observations are censored; that is, when information about survival time—in this case, time to degree completion—is incomplete.
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