Hierarchical Linear Model of Monthly Rainfall with Regional and Seasonal Interaction Effects

Yonghua Zhu, Hongtao Lu, Zilin Zhu
2013 American Journal of Computational Mathematics  
According to the hierarchical characteristics of monthly rainfall in different regions, the paper takes the geographical factors and seasonal factors into the hierarchical linear model as the level effect. Through clustering methods we select two more representative regional meteorological data. We establish three-layer model by transforming the interactive structure date into nested structure data. According the model theory we perform the corresponding model calculations, optimization and
more » ... ysis, accordingly to interpret the level effects, and residual test. The results show that most of the difference in Monthly Rainfall was respectively explained by Variables (Meteorological factors, seasonal effects, geographic effects) in different levels.
doi:10.4236/ajcm.2013.33b001 fatcat:jqiwrm3orngkhndnlahwzs5nya