Data Summarization in a Weather Modification Experiment. I. A Response Surface Approach.
FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF STATISTICS
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This paper reports on one of a series of investigations on summarization of precipitation data in weather modification experiments. A response surface approach is used with raingage location coordinates as independent variables. The method is applied to data made available by North American Weather Consultants from Phase I of their Santa Barbara Convective Test Seeding Program. After investigations, two-dimensional general cubic functions were used to describe precipitation response. These surfaces were integrated to produce total precipitation measurements over designated target areas of interest and the variances of such estimates were obtained. Advantages of the approach lie in the flexibility of the choice of target area and the permissible variation in the impact area of a particular convective band. Author
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