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Fitting Wave Height Data to a Probability Distribution

: Maplesoft AuthorSamir Khan
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The University of Maine records real-time accelerometer data from buoys deployed in the Gulf of Maine and Caribbean ( The data can be downloaded from their website, and includes the significant wave height recorded at regular intervals for the last few months.

This application:

  • downloads accelerometer data for Buoy PR206 (located just off the coast of Puerto Rico at a latitude of 18° 28.46' N and a longitude of 66° 5.94' W),
  • fits the significant wave height to a Weibull distribution via two methods: maximum likelihood estimation and moment matching,
  • and plots the fitted distributions on top of a histogram of the experimental data

The location of buoy PR206 is given in a Google Maps component.

Application Details

Publish Date: September 09, 2015
Created In: Maple 2015
Language: English

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