Climate Variability – Weather Stations

Surface weather stations are an important source of climatic information. They provide standardised daily instrumental time-series with records going back decades or even centuries in some cases. This post shows how to retrieve station data…

Maize Yield Variability

A typical time-series of FAO crop yields consists of random variations about a slowly varying trend. The trend can be fit by a smooth curve, which is close to linear in many cases. The residual…