This term and definition is used in technical products in the Bioregional Assessment Programme, a collaboration between the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and Geoscience Australia. For more information see http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au.
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Approved June 2017
quantile
quantile
a set of values of a variate that divide the range of a probability distribution into contiguous intervals with equal probabilities (e.g. 20 intervals with probability 0.05, or 100 intervals with probability 0.01). Within bioregional assessments, probability distributions are approximated using a number of runs or realisations.