Statistics in Water Resources

Spring Semester 2009

University of Texas at Austin

Course Syllabus: syllabus.htm

Student Help With Questions:  StudentQuestions.doc  StudentQuestions.mht

SAS Training Modules available at: http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/modules/default.htm

SAS Manuals in pdf format obtained free at: http://support.sas.com/documentation/onlinedoc/91pdf/index_913.html

Term Project Proposals  TermProjProp.htm

Term Project List TermProjList.doc TermProjList.mht

Term Paper Instructions: TPInstructions.doc  TPInstructions.mht

Final Exam: StatWR2009Final.doc

Web page preparation  Webspace2009.mht

Course Schedule:

Session 1.  Thurs Jan 22 Introduction to Statistics in Water Resources   Slides: StatWRLecture1.ppt   Reading: Helsel and Hirsch Chapter 1

Session 2.  Tues Jan 27  Statistical Parameters  Slides: StatWRLecture2.ppt  Spreadsheets:  HydroExcel   Reading: Helsel and Hirsch Sections 2.1 to 2.3

Session 3.   Thurs Jan 29  Exercise 1:  Exploring Time Series Data with HydroExcel  Ex1HydroExcel.doc   Ex1HydroExcel.mht  HydroExcel-Jan09.zip  StatWRLecture3.ppt  Ex1Soln.doc Ex1Soln Spreadsheet

Session 4.  Tues Feb 3  Fitting a Probability Distribution to Data  StatWRLecture4.ppt

Session 5.  Thurs Feb 5  Exercise 2: Fitting Probability Distributions   Ex2Distributions.doc  Ex2Distributions.mht  ColoFlowDist.xls StatWRLecture5.ppt H&HChap4.pdf  Ex2Soln.doc

Session 6.  Tues Feb 10   T-distribution and Hypothesis testing  StatWRLecture6.ppt

Session 7.  Thurs Feb 12   Exercise 3: Testing the Homogeneity of Suspended Sediment Datasets   Exercise3.doc  Exercise3.mht  Ex3Data.xls  Original Data SedimentData.xls  StatWRLecture7.ppt  Ex3Soln.doc  Ex3Spreadsheet

Session 8.  Tues Feb 17  Correlation   StatWRLecture8.ppt

Session 9.  Thurs Feb 19  Exercise 4: Correlation of Streamflow    Ex4Correlation.doc  Ex4Correlation.mht  Ex4Data.zip  StatWRLecture9.ppt  Ex4Soln.doc  Ex4Spreadsheet

Session 10.  Thurs Feb 26  Exercise 5: Analyzing Trends    Ex5Trends.doc  Ex5Trends.mht   Ex5Data.xls  StatWRLecture10.ppt Ex5Soln.doc Ex5Spreadsheet

Session 11.  Tues Mar 3  Regression  StatWRLecture11.ppt

Session 12.  Tues Mar 3 Time Series  StatWRLecture12.ppt

Session 13.  Thurs Mar 5  ANOVA and Fourier Series   StatWRLecture13.ppt   ExFourier.doc  ExFourier.mht  ExFourierData.xls  Ex3ANOVA.xls

Session 14.  Tues March 10 Review for the Midterm Exam   Review2009.doc  StatWRReview.ppt

Session 15.  Thurs March 12.  Midterm Exam

Session 16.  Tues March 24 Flow and water quality: the SPARROW model  1997SparrowPaper  NitrogeninGulfofMexicoPaper   Sparrow.xls  StatWRLecture16.ppt

Session 17.  Thurs March 26  Exercise 7 SPARROW  Ex7.doc  Ex7.mht Ex7Data.zip SparrowProgram.zip  Ex7Soln.doc

Session 18.  Tues March 31  Order statistics and extreme values (Dr William Asquith) AsquithOrderStatistics.pdf

Session 19.  Thurs April 2  Exercise 8  Flood Frequency Analysis   Ex8.doc  Ex8.mht  Ex8.zip  FloodMapAccuracy.ppt Ex8Soln.doc

Session 20.  Tues April 7  Introduction to Spatial Statistics (Ernest To)  StatWRLecture20.ppt

Session 21.  Thurs April 9   Exercise 9 Geostatistical Analysis  Ex9.doc  Ex9.mht  Ex9.zip

Session 22.  Tues April 14   Variation in space and time   StatWRLecture22.ppt

Session 23.  Thurs April 16   Exercise 10 Precipitation Patterns in Space and Time  Ex10.doc  Ex10.mht Ex10Data.zip  NetCDF.ppt

Session 24.  Tues April 21  Dr Will Asquith: Statistical Studies of Texas Hydrology  StatWRLecture24.ppt  Hydrologic Statistics Notes

Session 25.  Thurs April 23  Dr Will Asquith: Nonparametric and circular statistics  StatWRLecture25.ppt

Session 26.  Tues April 28   Term Paper Presentations: Hydrology and Water Resources

Session 27.  Thurs April 30  Term Paper Presentations: Water Quality

Session 28.  Tues May 5.  Term Paper Presentations: Weather and Climate

Session 29.  Tues May 5.  Term Paper Presentations: Rivers and Streams

Session 30.  Thurs May 7  Term Paper Presentations: Coastal Studies