Accession Number : AD0818909

Title :   THE USE OF THE KOLMOGOROV-SMIRNOV TEST TO DETERMINE THE EXISTENCE OF A FULLY DEVELOPED SEA. PART I. THE MEAN SPECTRUM FOR A FULLY DEVELOPED SEA RECORDED AT ARGUS ISLAND. PART II.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Manasseri, Richard J.

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : It is shown that a fully developed sea considered as a stationary Gaussian process produces spectral values which exhibit an x squared distribution for each frequency band. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov goodness-of-fit is explained and applied to ARGUS ISLAND ocean wave data at each frequency band. A sufficient number of frequency bands exhibit an x squared distribution indicating that a stationary process is being sampled and confirming synoptic evidence for the existence of a fully developed sea. The form of the mean spectrum for this data is also discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN WAVES, BERMUDA), OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, WIND, VELOCITY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, TOWERS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE