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Is a White Christmas becoming rarer in southern parts of Sweden?


The notion of White Christmas, for instance snow conditions at Christmas Day, is occasionally discussed among people in certain countries in the northern hemisphere. In this paper, the state of snow occurrence at Christmas Day at locations in Sweden are primarily considered binary events and methodology for statistical analysis of time series with binary responses is employed to investigate trend over time. None of the six locations studied showed a significant change over time.

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Rydén, J. Is a White Christmas becoming rarer in southern parts of Sweden?. Theor Appl Climatol 121, 53–59 (2015).

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  • Snow Cover
  • Snow Depth
  • Binary Outcome
  • Kendall Test
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