Accession Number : AD0284944

Title :   A STUDY OF THE BIVARIATE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION OF OCEAN NOISE

Corporate Author : BELL TELEPHONE LABS INC WHIPPANY N J

Personal Author(s) : GREEN,A.H.

Report Date : 13 APR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The assumption that ocean noise may be represented as a gaussian process is often made in practical applications relating to research in underwater acoustics. Statictical tests are discussed for normality applied to experimental data obtained for a limited number of samples of low frequency sea noise. The tests include the chisquare goodness of fit test and tests involving the second, third, and fourth order productmoments. The conclusion is that on the basis of these methods and for the data sampled there is no sufficient reason for rejecting the assumption of gaussianity of ocean noise. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ACOUSTICS, *STATISTICAL TESTS, *UNDERWATER SOUND, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, LOW FREQUENCY, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE