Accession Number : AD0737686

Title :   Orientation Statistics in the Earth Sciences.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Watson,Geoffrey S.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : The Earth Sciences seek to describe and understand the processes which have acted in the past, and are acting now, to form the continents and oceans and their mountains and valleys and which have lead to the varied sequences of rocks of differing compositions and structures. These processes in time move material from one point to another and so inevitably involve directional properties. It is thus natural that, to unravel these processes, measurements of directions should be made. This paper attempts to give statisticians a general view of the problems which arise, in the hope that others may become interested in the area. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GEOLOGY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), ALIGNMENT, SYMMETRY(CRYSTALLOGRAPHY), SEDIMENTATION, STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, ROCK, GEOMAGNETISM, STATISTICAL TESTS, STRATIGRAPHY

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE