An application of circular-linear correlation analysis to the relationship between Freon concentration and wind direction in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Two statistical tests for correlation between a circular variate and a linear variate are presented. The tests are applied to a small data set concerning Freon-12 concentration and wind direction in Woods Hole, Massachusetts during the summer of 1987. A significant correlation is found. Further analysis suggests that this directional effect is related to onshore Freon-12 release.

publication date

  • May 1988