Accession Number : AD0633602

Title :   STATISTICAL DESCRIPTION OF OCEAN SURFACE,

Corporate Author : HOUSTON UNIV TEX DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hayre,H. S.

Report Date : 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Oceanographers have characterized the random ocean surface by its frequency spectrum, which, at best, includes both the crosswind and downwind spectra. Others working in the field of radar or underwater acoustic scatter fields have established that the probability density function of the ocean surface heights is normal. It is believed that crosscorrelation between the fast varying and slowly varying components of the sea surface in both downwind and crosswind directions or a generalized covariance function are essential in order to understand the surface reflection characteristics. A literature search shows that this area of surface definition has not been explored although numerous attempts have been made to utilize the wave spectra, sea state, and or wind velocity to empirically relate the return signal and the return. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA), SURFACES, OCEAN WAVES, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE