Accession Number : AD0716272

Title :   The Smoothing of Results of Oceanographic Observations (Sglazhivanie Rezultatov Okeanograficheskikh Nablyudenii),

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Koshlyakov,M. N.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The calculation and reliability of various smoothing methods are discussed by analyzing various formulae. It is established that the results of direct observations, such as density distribution in ocean water, must be properly smoothed to arrive at reliable data. In addition the spacing of observation stations that gather the needed data must be coordinated with hydrological conditions in the given region. The maximum spacing of stations is 150km, but in areas crossed by strong currents, such as the Gulf Stream or Kuroshio, the spacing should be much smaller. A special method for averaging observed hydrological distributions is analyzed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, CURVE FITTING), RELIABILITY, ANALYSIS, DATA, USSR

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE