Statistical analysis of spherical data [E-Book] / N.I. Fisher, T. Lewis, B.J.J. Embleton.
Fisher, N. I., (author)
Lewis, Toby, (author) / Embleton, B. J. J., (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1987
1 online resource (xiv, 329 pages)
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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.