This function calculates mean sensitivity of a raw or detrended ring-width series.
This calculates mean sensitivity according to Eq. 2 in Biondi and Qeadan (2008). This is a measure of sensitivity in dendrochronology that is typically used in the presence of a trend. However, note that mean sensitivity is not a robust statistic and should rarely, if ever, be used (Bunn et al. 2013).
the mean sensitivity.
Mikko Korpela, based on original by Andy Bunn
Biondi, F. and Qeadan, F. (2008) Inequality in Paleorecords. Ecology, 89(4), 1056–1067.
Bunn, A. G., Jansma, E., Korpela, M., Westfall, R. D., and Baldwin, J. (2013) Using simulations and data to evaluate mean sensitivity (zeta) as a useful statistic in dendrochronology. Dendrochronologia, 31(3), 250–254.
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