
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 timevarying 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