[Geysers] New geyser data
goldbeml at ucmail.uc.edu
Mon Dec 21 20:19:52 PST 2009
Some highly unscientific remarks about the Lion data:
Since October 15 the series length has ranged from 1 to 35 eruptions.
No pattern is clearly evident however there appears to be fewer short
series toward the end of the data set.
Sometime back in September I estimated the quiet period from the
end of one series to the following initial eruption to be 6-13 hours.
Since October 15 the full range has been 8:01 -- 56:23, with a mean and
median both in the mid-30s. There may be some correlation with long
series begin followed by longer stretches of quiet, however there are at
least a couple of prominent exceptions to that rule. For instance the
35-eruption series had only 15:46 of downtime afterwards, while one series
of 2 eruptions brought about a rest of 46:35.
Longer periods of quiet did not seem to influence the length of the series
Please note that I did not subject the data to any rigorous statistical
Michael.Goldberg at uc.edu
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