Accession Number : AD0616394

Title :   A STOCHASTIC MODEL FOR THE EVOLUTION OF CLOUD COVER, E,TIMATION OF PARAMETERS AND GOODNESS OF FIT BASED ON BOSTON DATA.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING

Personal Author(s) : Fox,Martin ; Rubin,Herman

Report Date : 07 MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : A stochastic model is proposed for the evolution of cloud cover. In this model each of the four observable states (clear, partially cloudy, cloudy, and overcast) is assumed to be the image under some function of two states of an eight state Markov chain. Estimates are given of transition probabilities in the observable four state process. Tables which allow assessment of the accuracy of the estimates and of the goodness of fit of the model are also provided. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLOUD COVER, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES), (*METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, MASSACHUSETTS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE