Accession Number : AD0726402

Title :   Distribution and Statistical Analysis of Sea-Floor Relief in the Northeast Pacific,

Corporate Author : WESTERN ELECTRIC CO INC NEW YORK

Personal Author(s) : Smith,S. M. ; Chase,T. E. ; Farrell,W. E. ; Taylor,I. L. ; Weed,M. E.

Report Date : DEC 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : Krause and Menard recently reported on an analysis of North Pacific seafloor topography which was made by visually selecting and measuring parameters of individual hills along profiles 60 miles in length. One of the major objectives of this project has been the attempt to find similar parameters to describe the topography that can be obtained without scanning the echograms for specific features. Because this was a pilot project with time limitations, it was decided to treat the data as time series and to make use of the programs which had previously been developed at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California. The data from the time series analysis are presented in this report and compared to other methods of representing sea-floor topography. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, *PACIFIC OCEAN), HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, NAVIGATION CHARTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, ECHO RANGING, ROUGHNESS, SEDIMENTATION, DATA PROCESSING, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, DIAGRAMS, MAPS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE