Accession Number:

ADA149047

Title:

Modelling and Residual Analysis of Nonlinear Auto-Regressive Time Series in Exponential Variables.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

An approach to modelling and residual analysis of nonlinear autoregressive time series in exponential variables is presented the approach is illustrated by analysis of a long series of wind velocity data which has first been detrended and then transformed into a stationary series with an exponential marginal distribution. The stationary series is modelled with a newly developed type of second order autoregressive process with random coefficients, called the NEAR2 model it has a second order autoregressive correlation structure but is nonlinear because its coefficients are random. The exponential distributional assumptions involved in this model highlight a very broad four parameter structure which combines five exponential random variables into a sixth exponential random variable other applications of this structure are briefly considered. Dependency in the NEAR2 process not accounted for by standard autocorrelations is explored by developing a residual analysis for time series having autoregressive correlation structure this involves defining linear uncorrelated residuals which are dependent, and then assessing this higher order dependence by standard time series computations. Application of this residual analysis to the wind velocity data illustrates both the utility and difficulty of nonlinear time series modelling.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE