SO503 Spring 2001
6 at 5 points each 30 __________
7 at 10 points each 70 __________
no more than a single sentence 6 of the 8 definitions.
questions should be answered with several sentences (no more than a short
paragraph). You must answer four of
the six questions.
Definitions: Define 6 of the following 8 terms with
one or two complete sentences.
Short Answer. Answer 7 of the 8 short answer questions
on these pages.
trend surface attempts to model
difference in the two surfaces
would have the higher rē value, and why.
3. U.S. radar altimeters have used periods
of 10 and 17 days. Discuss the
tradeoffs for the collection of oceanographic data when choosing between these
4. These two diagrams show different
contourings of the same data set.
What options are available for contouring data, and how do you think they
were chosen for these two data sets?
5. We have discussed several papers
attempting to create time series of environmental variables. Why, for practical and not just
scientific reason, do we want to determine these histories back into the
6. This diagram shows a power
spectrum. Why is this performed,
and what does this example show?
7. This diagram shows the recent history of
Mount Rainer. How does it show the
nature of the dangers there? (Graph showing a time line of Mount Rainier).
8. What do these two graphs show? What techniques were used to create
them? Why were both included in the
same paper? (Graphs from an EOS paper on using tree rings to estimate salinity
in the San Francisco Bay).