Accession Number : AD0670472

Title :   PROCESSING OF OCEANOGRAPHIC STATION DATA: A COORDINATED COMPUTER-COMPATIBLE SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Collias,Eugene E.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : A coordinated computer-compatible system has been developed to eliminate most of the hand calculations involved in processing oceanographic data taken at a hydrographic (water-sampling) station. A special field-log form is used at the time the oceanographic station is occupied so that machine processing of the data is expedited. These data are first punched either on paper tape using a Friden Flexowriter or on Hollerith (IBM) cards and then submitted to a computer to make selected computations. The computer program uses only uncorrected readings from the meter wheel, estimated wire length, reversing thermometers, salinity, oxygen, and other chemical determinations. The final results are printed, and other output options may be selected such as punched cards, magnetic tape, or both. Output formats for punched cards are essentially those used by the National Oceanographic Data Center. Many error checks and quality control evaluations are incorporated into the program. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *DATA PROCESSING), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, MAGNETIC TAPE, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, SALINITY, THERMOMETERS, OXYGEN, PUNCHED CARDS, HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, QUALITY CONTROL, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, ERRORS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE