Accession Number : AD0715360
Title : Maximum Wave Height Probabilities for a Random Number of Random Intensity Storms.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING LAB
Personal Author(s) : Borgman,Leon E.
Report Date : NOV 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : A very general model is presented for the probability distribution function for wave heights in storms with time-varying intensities. Some of the possible choices for functions in the model are listed and discussed. Techniques for determining the 'equivalent rectangular storm' corresponding to a given historically recorded storm are developed. The final model formula expresses the probabilities for a random number of random length storms each with random intensities. (Author)
Descriptors : (*OCEAN WAVES, HEIGHT FINDING), (*STORMS, OCEAN WAVES), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, TROPICAL CYCLONES
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE