Accession Number : AD0676876

Title :   VARIANCE SPECTRUM ANALYSIS,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Eddy,Amos ; Duchon,Claude E. ; Almazan,James A.

Report Date : MAR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 372

Abstract : Variance Spectrum Analysis stands as one of the 'tools of the trade' used by the geophysicist in his search for certain species of order which he suspects might be buried somewhere in the noisy recesses of his data sample. For certain jobs, it is a beautiful precision tool; for other jobs, it is useless. The report presents one method of attack which has been used with some success in the examination of the principles underlying the technique of variance spectrum analysis. We feel that we have taken a step in the right direction by translating into terms which the average applied meteorologist can follow - the details of an analysis technique which has heretofore rested in the hands of a meager few meteorologists while being common knowledge to the electrical engineering profession. The approach is our own, and stands as it does simply because we have found it quite useful to view the entire technique as a special case of regression analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, *REGRESSION ANALYSIS), (*STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA), STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, CLASSIFICATION, FOURIER ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CURVE FITTING, PROBABILITY

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE