Accession Number : AD0838755

Title :   A GUIDE TO THE FORMATTING OF OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Yergen, Walter E.

Report Date : 04 APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A guide to the effective formatting of oceanographic data variables is submitted. Data recording is conceived as a process of counting discrete 'confidence measure' intervals over the range of measures used to describe a data variable. Formulae are provided defining the minimum count of intervals required to divide the range, and for calculating the minimum size of a binary number field chosen to contain the interval counter. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS), (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, THIN FILM STORAGE DEVICES, BINARY ARITHMETIC, PUNCHED CARDS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, EQUATIONS, TRANSFORMATIONS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE