Accession Number : AD0467695

Title :   A STUDY OF OCEAN WAVE AMPLITUDES IN TERMS OF THE THEORY OF RUNS AND A MARKOV CHAIN PROCESS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NEW YORK UNIV BRONX DEPT OF METEOROLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Sawhney, M. D.

Report Date : JAN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The dependency of the successive amplitudes of pressure records of ocean waves is studied by means of the theory of runs, and the theory of a Markov chain process. The runs test indicates that the dependency of the amplitudes is lost at the third half cycle for most of the records studied. The Markov chain process shows that the dependency of the amplitudes is weak after three half cycles and is lost completely after eight half cycles for the records studied. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, HYDRODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, CYCLIC RATE, THEORY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY, PRESSURE, TABLES(DATA).

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE