Nearsurface Suspended Sediments at Monte Hermoso Beach, Argentina: II. Statistical Analysis

  • Diana G. Cuadarado
  • Gerardo M.E. Perillo
Keywords: Suspended sediments, statistical analysis, analysis of variance (ANOVA), Argentine coast


The relation between nearsurface suspended sediment concentration (SSC), the climatological conditions, and the different zones of sample extraction at Monte Hermoso beach (Argentina) was studied statistically using analysis of variance (ANOVA). Multiple comparisons were tested by the Scheffe (S) method. Wind is a major factor in the distribution of SSC. In particular, interaction from survey C1 shows that offshore and inshore zones behave differently while the wind blew from the continent. The meteorological conditions determines the presence of an additive component of the variance between surveys.