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00 hours). In general, non-stationarities such as the diurnal and annual cycle should be removed before estimating autocorrelations. Non-stationarity in the mean can be removed by subtracting the average value for each hour or day from the time series or by fitting and removing an analytical function, such as a series of sinusoids or polynomials. g. 2(d». g. 2(d) is caused by the diurnal cycle in wind speed). Nearly all acfs derived from climatological time series exhibit a steady decay with lag time, whereby the amount of time that it takes the autocorrelation function to reach a value near zero indicates how much 'memory' a system exhibits.
He further noted that, as a relatively new field of study, climate impact assessment still has to develop a sophisticated set of analytical tools and more mature concepts, and needs scientists who are able to integrate information from a number of traditionally separate disciplines. g. via changes in soil chemistry or in the frequency of outbreaks of pests and diseases). Also, it will need to specify, with greater precision, the interaction between climate and other resources, so that it should then be possible to trace downstream effects of the firstorder impacts on an economy.
This is done either from a bridge or from a boat pulled across the river on a cableway. Depth is measured manually by observing the height of the water on a graduated-staff gauge fixed into the river bed. Levels can also be recorded automatically with a Boat that turns a shaft which moves a pen across a clockwork-driven paper chart. The Boat is housed in a 'stilling well' to provide a surface free from turbulence and the effects of wind. A less common method is the bubble pressure recorder, which is a more complex instrument that operates by bubbling nitrogen from the end of a tube fixed firmly in the river.