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Statistical Analysis Spherical Data

Statistical Analysis Spherical Data

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Fisher/Lewis/Embleton
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Revised ed., 1/12/2008
EAN 9780521456999, ISBN10: 0521456991

Paperback, 344 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.2 cm
Language: English

This is the first comprehensive, yet clearly presented, account of statistical methods for analysing spherical data. The analysis of data, in the form of directions in space or of positions of points on a spherical surface, is required in many contexts in the earth sciences, astrophysics and other fields, yet the methodology required is disseminated throughout the literature. Statistical Analysis of Spherical Data aims to present a unified and up-to-date account of these methods for practical use. The emphasis is on applications rather than theory, with the statistical methods being illustrated throughout the book by data examples.

Preface
1. Introduction
2. Terminology and spherical coordinate systems
3. Descriptive and ancillary methods, and sampling problems
4. Models
5. Analysis of a single sample of unit vectors
6. Analysis of a single sample of undirected lines
7. Analysis of two or more samples of vectorial or axial data
8. Correlation, regression and temporal/spatial analysis
Appendices
References
Index.