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