Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
College of Science and Mathematics
Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair
Andrew J. McDougall
Precipitation (Meteorology)--New Jersey--Analysis, Precipitation (Meteorology)--United States--Analysis, Time-series analysis
Global warming is a contentious topic since modern climate records only exist for the last 100 years in contrast to ice-core analysis that establishes ice ages tens of thousands of years ago. Nevertheless, patterns associated with events such as El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), precipitation, tornadoes, and snowfall amounts over the last century can provide a useful and objective indicator of climate “change”. This project focuses on daily precipitation totals for the state of New Jersey over the last 100 to 150 years from nineteen meteorological recording stations and involves large data sets with a million observations. This research utilizes time series analysis to present results and findings with a temporal emphasis. The project includes an extension to select states across the United States for a comparison of precipitation patterns.
Ahmed, Sahar, "Analysis of Daily Precipitation Data from Selected Sites in the United States" (2018). Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects. 116.