Accession Number : ADA116767

Title :   Computer Storage and Retrieval of Position - Dependent Data.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Groman,Robert Carl

PDF Url : ADA116767

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 140

Abstract : A data storage and retrieval scheme has been designed and implemented which provides cost effective and easy access to location-dependent, 'geophysical' data. The system is operational on a Digital Equipment Corporation VAX-11/780 computer. Values of measured and computed geophysical parameters, such as geomagnetic field, water depth and gravity field, are stored in the library system. In addition, information about the data, such as port stops, project name and funding agency are also saved. These data are available to a time sharing computer uses, validated to use the software package, through a query language designed to interact with this data library. The data can be searched and retrieved both sequentially and geographically.

Descriptors :   *Data bases, *Oceanographic data, *Data storage systems, *Information retrieval, *Position(Location), Two dimensional, Latitude, Longitude, Time dependence, Management information systems, User needs, Requirements, Geophysics, Libraries, Cost effectiveness, Geomagnetism, Water, Gravitational fields, Depth, Comparison, Specifications, Algorithms, Parameters, Time sharing, Solutions(General), Access, Theses

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE