Accession Number : AD0711966

Title :   EMPIRICAL PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS FOR ASTRONOMICAL WATER HEIGHT.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Borcherdt,R. D. ; Borgman,L. E.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The hourly astronomical water height was calculated for Crescent City, California and San Francisco, California. Empirical probability distributions calculated from 369 day intervals of these data show characteristics similar to those of a beta distribution. The empir cal probability distribution derived for the tsunami of May 22, 1960 as recorded at Crescent City, California is sharply peaked and symmetric with respect to the mean. The computer programs for the calculations are described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TIDES, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), PROBABILITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, TABLES(DATA), CALIFORNIA

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE