Markov chain analysis of the probability of days in the heat wave period

Fekete, Árpád (2022) Markov chain analysis of the probability of days in the heat wave period. IDŐJÁRÁS / QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE HUNGARIAN METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE, 126 (3). pp. 375-386. ISSN 0324-6329


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The impact of global climate change is also felt in Hungary. An undesirable effect of climate change (associated with rising temperatures) is mainly the increase in the frequency, intensity, and length of summer heat waves. In this respect, the region of the Southern Great Plain and the Danube-Tisza Region are particularly endangered, but the number of heat wave days has increased throughout the country in recent decades. This study takes the climatic data sets of Baja into account, and on this basis, it gives the probability that a particular day falls into a heat wave period. Based on this information we draw a general conclusion about the long-term change of this climatic characteristic of the Southern Great Plain. The mathematical model used in the research applies the theory of Markov chains, which is relatively new in statistical analysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Markov chain; equilibrium distribution; Heat wave; the matrix of transition probabilities; return time of heat wave periods;
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation / földrajz, antropológia, kikapcsolódás > GE Environmental Sciences / környezettudomány
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2022 10:52
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2022 10:52

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