
Accession Number : AD0664511
Title : GEOGRAPHY AND THE PROPERTIES OF SURFACES. THE CONTINENT PROBLEMGEOGRAPHY AND SPATIAL VARIANCE.
Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS LAB FOR COMPUTER GRAPHICS
Personal Author(s) : Warntz,Christopher W.
Report Date : 22 JAN 1968
Pagination or Media Count : 31
Abstract : Let the earth's surface be regarded as consisting of sets of two kinds of places, land and notland. In terms of the analysis of variance applied to spatial distributions, how may the fragmented distribution of land over the earth's surface be regarded as grouped into continents, each a separate source of spatial variance. Various variance ratios are investigated in this paper. A first approximation to a rigorous and defensible definition of continents based on spatial considerations alone is given and a more refined method is outlined. (Author)
Descriptors : (*EARTH(PLANET), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE), (*TERRAIN, DISTRIBUTION), GEOGRAPHY, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, ISLANDS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY, TABLES(DATA), THEORY, SURFACE PROPERTIES, EPICENTERS, RANGE(DISTANCE)
Subject Categories : Geodesy
Statistics and Probability
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE