Empirical-statistical downscaling (ESD) is a method for estimating how local climatic variables are affected by large-scale climatic conditions. ESD has been applied to local climate/weather studies for years, but there are few -- if any -- textbooks on the subject. It is also anticipated that ESD will become more important and commonplace in the future, as anthropogenic global warming proceeds. Thus, a textbook on ESD will be important for next-generation climate scientists.
Contents: Downscaling Strategies; Predictors and Preprocessing; Linear Techniques; Nonlinear Techniques; Predictions and Diagnostics; Shortcomings and Limitations; Reducing Uncertainties; Downscaling Extremes and PDFs; Weather Generator; Implementing ESD.