A Statistical Approach to Critical Storm Period Analysis
Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Ruiz, F., Abad, M., Rodríguez-Ramírez, A., Cáceres, L. M., Rodríguez Vidal, J., Pino, R. and Muñoz, J. M. 2005. A Statistical Approach to Critical Storm Period Analysis. Water Encyclopedia. 4:338–343.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
An evaluation of critical storm period periodicity may be interesting for managing numerous coastal tourist areas. For this purpose, the treatment of the meteorologic data needs to be rigorous with the application of time series analysis. In this article, we analyze some mathematical procedures for resolving these problems, subsequently applied to studying the interrelationships among some meteorologic–oceanographic data of the Gulf of Cádiz (SW Spain) and the recent storm record of this zone. An interesting correlation was found between southwestern wind periodicity and the number of storm periods; the two most probable levels of periodicity are 6–7 years and 9–10 years.
- gulf of Cádiz;
- southwestern Spain