Selected methods of time series analysis
In project sector A "Assessment of changes in climate to date ("retrospective analysis")" the existing multi-annual time series of climate and water balance quantities are analyzed. First the data has to checked for consistency and homogenity and is then further analyzed with statistical methods for changes, e.g. in amount, frequency and duration. For studying the long-term behaviour of time series from the classical catalogue of methods the following statistical methods were commonly chosen. By the unified application of these methods results and conclusions for Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria are on a comparable base.