Andrew R. Solow's scientific contributions

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Some broad issues arising in the statistical comparison of the output of climate models with the corresponding climate data are reviewed. Particular attention is paid to the question of detecting climate change. -Author


... A major difficulty in early detection of changes resulting from anthropogenic forcing of the climate system is that the natural climate variability overwhelms the climate change signal in observed data. A number of schemes based on fingerprint methodologies have been developed to overcome this inherent problem [Bell (1982[Bell ( ), (1986; Hasselmann (1979Hasselmann ( ), (1993Hasselmann ( ), (1997; Madden and Ramanathan (1980); and North et al. (1995); see Hegerl and North (1997) for a review and comparison of these approaches and Solow (1991) for discussion of some related statistical issues]. ...