Partial Wavelet Coherence and Multiple Wavelet Coherence
has increasingly become a common tool
for time series examination in the field of geophysics. We contribute
towards the documentation of its applications by writing a paper to
demonstrate the geophysical applications of partial wavelet coherence
and multiple wavelet coherence (Ng and Chan 2012
A software package for these wavelet techniques is developed with the
paper, which is freely available on this website. The package also
software for wavelet power spectrum
and wavelet cross spectrum that have the bias problem rectified (Liu et al. 2007; Veleda et al. 2012
What are partial
wavelet coherence and multiple wavelet coherence?
What is wavelet?
Wavelet is a tool that allows one to determine dominant modes of variability and the change of those modes with time (Torrence and Compo 1998).
Traditional mathematics methods, such as Fourier transform, examine
periodicity of phenomena by assuming they are stationary in time.
Wavelet, however, decomposes time series into a time-frequency space
and thus be able to extract localized intermittent periodicities (Grinsted et al. 2004). It is therefore particular useful in analyzing non-stationary time series.
Our paper on the applications of partial wavelet coherence and multiple wavelet coherence in geophysics has been accepted by JTECH!
Wavelet Matlab software package version v1.0 released!
Partial wavelet coherence is a technique similar to partial
correlation that helps identify the results wavelet coherence between
two time series after eliminating the influence of their common
Multiple wavelet coherence, akin to multiple correlation, is
useful in seeking the resulting wavelet coherence of multiple independent
variables on a dependent one (Ng and Chan 2012
What is the bias
A bias problem towards low-frequency oscillations is found to be existed
in the estimate of wavelet power spectra. For example, a time series
that comprises of sine waves with different periods but same amplitudes
does not produce identical peaks (Liu et. al. 2007
). Similar problem exists in wavelet cross spectrum (Veleda et al. 2012
). This bias problem has been corrected in our software.
Should there be any enquiry, please feel free to contact:Eric K. W. Ng