Accession Number : AD0749045

Title :   Application of Parametric Time Series Analysis Methods to Descriptions of Wave-Induced Fluctuations in the Adjacent Airflow.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Craig Howard

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Certain methods of analysis for testing the hypothesis that organized motion exists in the airflow above naturally occurring water waves are examined. In particular, two current methods, spectral analysis and joint probability density function analysis, are briefly discussed; two new methods, matched filters and parametric time series analysis, are suggested. An analysis is done with parametric time series analysis on wind-wave data. The results show the tractability of this data to parametric methods, and the results are in agreement with previous spectral analyses of the data in the regions of overlap. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, OCEAN WAVES), TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, POWER SPECTRA, WIND, THESES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE