Accession Number : AD0605384

Title :   ANALYSIS OF THE SALINITY REGIME OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER GULF OUTLET CHANNEL,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : Amstutz,David E.

Report Date : AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : A least squares regression analysis of the spatial distribution of salinity in a vertical section along the major axis of the Mississippi River - Gulf Outlet Channel is carried out, employing a two-dimensional orthogonal polynomial regression relation to represent the spatial structure. The spatial structures investigated were observed monthly, during both high and low tide conditions, over a period of 13 months. The 10 polynomial coefficients, constituting the third degree regression relations for each of these structures, are analyzed for correlation with various salinity regime influencing phenomena. Sufficient relationships were observed to enable a linear forecast of the channel salinity structure, using the factors of tidal range and lake delivery. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SALINITY, INLAND WATERWAYS), (*RIVERS, SALINITY), GULFS, LOUISIANA, LAKES, WATER, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, POLYNOMIALS, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, TIDES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, INDUSTRIES, MARINE ENGINEERING, MISSISSIPPI

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE