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index to advertisers STATISTICAL INFERENCE AND PREDICTION IN CLIMATOLOGY: c2 Alden Electronics A BAYESIAN APPROACH 445 Atmospheric Instrumentation Research, Inc. c4 Belfort Instrument Company 470 Lightning Location and Protection, Inc. by Edward S. Epstein 447 Littlemore Scientific Engineering 451 Research Institute University of Petroleum and Minerals This monograph is intended to introduce 442 R. M. Young Company some concepts of statistical inference and pre- 430 Springer Verlag dictio n that are not generally treated in th e tradi- 471 University of Oklahoma Press tional college course in statistics, and have not 473 World Meteorological Organization 438 Zephyr Weather Information Service seen thei r way into the technical literature gen- erally available to the practicing climatologist. AM S Publications, Preprints, etc. Even today, where Bayesian methods are pre- 429 AMS Newsletter sented the practical aspects of their application 432 Proceedings of the First Sino-American Workshop on are seldom emphasized. Using examples drawn Mountain Meteorology fro m climatology and meteorology covering 440 Early American Winters probabilistic processes ranging from Bernoulli 444 Tropical Cyclones—Their Evolution, Structure, and to normal to autoregression, methods for quan- Effects 448 The Thermal Theory of Cyclones tifyin g beliefs as concise probability statements 449 All-Weather Accessories are described, and the implications of new data 472 Summer Course on Radiation as It Relates to Climate on beliefs and of beliefs on predictions are 496 Meteorological Monograph 42 developed. 496 Employment Announcements c3 Sale on Conference Volumes ABOUT THE AUTHOR Weather and Forecasting Edward S. Epstein, a fello w of both the Ameri- can Meteorological Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is The editors of Weather and Forecasting, a new AMS quarterly in- tended to serve its members who are engaged primarily in opera- presently principal scientist of th e Climate Analy- tional forecasting or who are in research that is directed toward better sis Cente r in the National Weather Service's Na- understanding of weather events that present significant operational tional Meteorological Center. Among the po- forecast problems, will consider manuscripts that would have been sitions he has previously held at the National submitted to "Focus on Forecasting." Such manuscripts should be sent to Dr. Robert W. Burpee, coeditor of Weather and Forecasting, Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at: Hurricane Research Division, AMOL, 4301 Rickenbacker Cause- (NOAA ) are those of associate administrator for way, Miami, FL 33149. environmental monitoring and predictio n (1973- 78), director of the National Climate Program Offic e (1978-81), and chief of the National Envi- ronmental , Data and Information Service's Cli- enployiDN t announcements mate and Earth Science Laboratory (1981-83). Before joinin g NOAA he was professor of mete orolog y and chairman of the Department of At- The American Meteorological Society issues employment announcement s monthly, setting forth opportunities for mospheric and Oceanic Science at the Univer- positions in the atmospheric and oceanographic fields. The sity of Michigan. employers describe the prerequisites and requirements for the openings. $30 AM S Members Members and nonmembers may subscribe to the an- $45 Nonmembers nouncements. The subscription price for a calendar year (12 {plus $2 postage/handling) monthly issues) is $6 for AMS members and $25 for non- members (add $10 for mailing to a foreign address; monthly Send order and remittance to: issues will be sent via air mail). After July 1, half-year sub- sriptions (for July through December issues) are available at AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY one half of the above annual prices. 45 Beacon St. The purpose of the Employment Announcements is to Boston, M A 02108 provide a means by which those seeking positions in the at- mospheric and related fields an d those requiring personnel to fill such openings may have a convenient means of commun- Meteorologica l ISBN: 0-933876-62-9 ication. Organizations that wish to avail themselves of this Monograph s ISBN: 0065-9401 service should contact Jean Cooper, American Meteorologi- cal Society,45 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108 (617-227- 2425), for details and charges. • Vol. 67, No. 4, April 1986 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society , Volume 67 (4): 1 – Apr 1, 1986

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STATISTICAL INFERENCE AND PREDICTION IN CLIMATOLOGY: c2 Alden Electronics A BAYESIAN APPROACH 445 Atmospheric Instrumentation Research, Inc. c4 Belfort Instrument Company 470 Lightning Location and Protection, Inc. by Edward S. Epstein 447 Littlemore Scientific Engineering 451 Research Institute University of Petroleum and Minerals This monograph is intended to introduce 442 R. M. Young Company some concepts of statistical inference and pre- 430 Springer Verlag dictio n that are not generally treated in th e tradi- 471 University of Oklahoma Press tional college course in statistics, and have not 473 World Meteorological Organization 438 Zephyr Weather Information Service seen thei r way into the technical literature gen- erally available to the practicing climatologist. AM S Publications, Preprints, etc. Even today, where Bayesian methods are pre- 429 AMS Newsletter sented the practical aspects of their application 432 Proceedings of the First Sino-American Workshop on are seldom emphasized. Using examples drawn Mountain Meteorology fro m climatology and meteorology covering 440 Early American Winters probabilistic processes ranging from Bernoulli 444 Tropical Cyclones—Their Evolution, Structure, and to normal to autoregression, methods for quan- Effects 448 The Thermal Theory of Cyclones tifyin g beliefs as concise probability statements 449 All-Weather Accessories are described, and the implications of new data 472 Summer Course on Radiation as It Relates to Climate on beliefs and of beliefs on predictions are 496 Meteorological Monograph 42 developed. 496 Employment Announcements c3 Sale on Conference Volumes ABOUT THE AUTHOR Weather and Forecasting Edward S. Epstein, a fello w of both the Ameri- can Meteorological Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is The editors of Weather and Forecasting, a new AMS quarterly in- tended to serve its members who are engaged primarily in opera- presently principal scientist of th e Climate Analy- tional forecasting or who are in research that is directed toward better sis Cente r in the National Weather Service's Na- understanding of weather events that present significant operational tional Meteorological Center. Among the po- forecast problems, will consider manuscripts that would have been sitions he has previously held at the National submitted to "Focus on Forecasting." Such manuscripts should be sent to Dr. Robert W. Burpee, coeditor of Weather and Forecasting, Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at: Hurricane Research Division, AMOL, 4301 Rickenbacker Cause- (NOAA ) are those of associate administrator for way, Miami, FL 33149. environmental monitoring and predictio n (1973- 78), director of the National Climate Program Offic e (1978-81), and chief of the National Envi- ronmental , Data and Information Service's Cli- enployiDN t announcements mate and Earth Science Laboratory (1981-83). Before joinin g NOAA he was professor of mete orolog y and chairman of the Department of At- The American Meteorological Society issues employment announcement s monthly, setting forth opportunities for mospheric and Oceanic Science at the Univer- positions in the atmospheric and oceanographic fields. The sity of Michigan. employers describe the prerequisites and requirements for the openings. $30 AM S Members Members and nonmembers may subscribe to the an- $45 Nonmembers nouncements. The subscription price for a calendar year (12 {plus $2 postage/handling) monthly issues) is $6 for AMS members and $25 for non- members (add $10 for mailing to a foreign address; monthly Send order and remittance to: issues will be sent via air mail). After July 1, half-year sub- sriptions (for July through December issues) are available at AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY one half of the above annual prices. 45 Beacon St. The purpose of the Employment Announcements is to Boston, M A 02108 provide a means by which those seeking positions in the at- mospheric and related fields an d those requiring personnel to fill such openings may have a convenient means of commun- Meteorologica l ISBN: 0-933876-62-9 ication. Organizations that wish to avail themselves of this Monograph s ISBN: 0065-9401 service should contact Jean Cooper, American Meteorologi- cal Society,45 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108 (617-227- 2425), for details and charges. • Vol. 67, No. 4, April 1986

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