CE 397: Environmental Risk Assessment

Department of Civil Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

Reference Sources on Environmental Statistics

  1. Gilbert, R.O., Statistical Methods for Environmental Monitoring, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1987. Environmental sampling and statistical analysis of sample results.
  2. Helsel D.R. and R.M. Hirsch, Statistical Methods in Water Resources, Studies in Environmental Science, Vol. 49, Elsevier Science Publications, the Netherlands, 1992. Statistical analysis of flows and water quality variables with some emphasis on censored samples. Particularly strong on nonparametric methods
  3. Hirsch R.M., et al., Statistical Treatment of Hydrologic Data, in Handbook of Hydrology, ed. By D.R.Maidment, Ch. 19, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1993. A short summary of #2. This Handbook is on reserve in the Engineering Library.
  4. Ott, W.R., Environmental Statistics and Data Analysis, Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL, 1995. Probability modeling for environmental processes. Good on lognormal distribution and what it represents.
  5. Stigler, S.M., The History of Statistics: the Measurement of Uncertainty Before 1900, Harvard University Press, 1986. A very nice survey from an historical perspective of the development of statistics. Shows how the basic ideas came about and makes them easier to understand.

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