Probability Distribution of Concentrations Measured in the Wake of a Continuous Point Source in Coastal Currents

A. El-Shaarawi Applied Research Division, Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7R 4A6

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C. R. Murthy Applied Research Division, Canada Centre for Inland Waters, Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7R 4A6

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Abstract

A generalized statistical model is proposed to determine the probability density function of the concentration history measured at a fixed point in the wake of a continuous point source in coastal currents. An application of the model using the experimental data indicates that the log-normal distribution is adequate for many practical problems. Some general statistical characteristics of the concentration field are computed from the model.

Abstract

A generalized statistical model is proposed to determine the probability density function of the concentration history measured at a fixed point in the wake of a continuous point source in coastal currents. An application of the model using the experimental data indicates that the log-normal distribution is adequate for many practical problems. Some general statistical characteristics of the concentration field are computed from the model.

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