Accession Number : AD0814005

Title :   A RAPID ACCESS TAPE FORMAT FOR OCEANOGRAPHIC STATION DATA.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Yergen, Walter E.

Report Date : MAR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A tape format is proposed which will facilitate reduction of tape storage to one-twentieth that of the line image format now in use. This station blocking arrangement will decrease access time by a factor in excess of 100. The format was designed to be used with a binary computer and is specifically adapted to 48-bit word computers such as the CDC-1600 and 3000 series. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS), MAGNETIC TAPE, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ECONOMICS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, OCEAN CURRENTS, POSITION FINDING, VISIBILITY, CODING, SALINITY, DATA PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE