This package contains a suite of programs for fitting and simulating
Generalised Linear Models to daily climate sequences from a network of sites
(e.g. weather stations, or model grid nodes). The programs can be used to
analyse historical data, and to provide simulations of future climate
scenarios, for example to provide input to hydrological models or for
flood risk assessment. For an overview of the theory and application of
these programs, see my research reports, numbers
at the Department of Statistical Science,
University College London. Also the following references:
GLIMCLIM: Generalised Linear Modelling of
Daily Climate Sequences
The package consists
of a zipped archive containing source code, a README file, a user guide in
- Chandler, R.E. and Wheater, H.S. (2002). Analysis of rainfall variability using generalized linear
models: a case study from the west of Ireland. Water Resources Research
38(10), 1192, doi:10.1029/2001WR000906.
- Yan, Z., Bate, S., Chandler, R.E, Isham, V.S. and Wheater,H.S.(2002):
An analysis of daily maximum windspeed in northwestern Europe using
Generalized Linear Models. J. Climate,
15, no.15, pp. 2073-2088.
- Yan, Z., Bate, S., Chandler, R.E., Isham, V. and Wheater, H. (2006): Changes in extreme
wind speeds in NW Europe simulated by generalized linear models. Theoretical and
Applied Climatology 83, pp. 121-137. doi:10.1007/s00704-005-0156-x.
- Yang, C., Chandler, R.E., Isham, V. and Wheater, H.S. (2005). Spatial-temporal rainfall
simulation using Generalized Linear Models. Water Resources Research
PDF formats, example model definition and data files, some
specimen compilation scripts and some precompiled executables for
PDF files can be displayed and
Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is freely downloadable
If using a
Unix machine, I suggest you download the file to
an empty directory, saved under the name
rain_glm.zip, and then
to extract the files from the archive. PC users (
Windows 95 etc.
can unzip the file, again into an empty directory, using
or something similar. Once you have unzipped the archive, start with the
README file, which explains what the other files are. Printing
out the manual may also be useful.
Code last updated on 9th November 2012.
Download the package here.
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Page last updated: 20th October 2011.