Accession Number : AD0615096

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF THE PRECIPITATION DISTRIBUTION AND THE PROBABILITY OF RECEIVING SELECTED AMOUNTS OVER TEXAS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Tucker,Joseph E.

Report Date : MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : The distributions of monthly and annual precipitation amounts for 34 selected Texas stations were investigated in an effort to determine the fit of monthly values to a square-root normal distribution and that of annual amounts to a normal distribution. Forty years of data from each of the 34 stations were processed statistically using the IBM 7090/7094 Programming System. A series of significance tests were used to determine if the assumption of the respective normal distributions is justified. These tests show that 88 per cent of the monthly data and 71 per cent of the annual data are not significantly different from normal. From data which were determined to fit the individual normal distributions, maps of the annual mean and standard deviation and maps of the monthly square-root mean and standard deviation were prepared. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, TEXAS), (*CLIMATE, TEXAS), (*HYDROLOGY, TEXAS), METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, DISTRIBUTION, PROBABILITY, WATER SUPPLIES, RAINFALL, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, COMPUTERS, DATA PROCESSING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE