Accession Number : ADA293172

Title :   QTSAW (Quick Typhoon Surge and Waves). Wave Information Studies of US Coastlines.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Tracy, Barbara A.

PDF Url : ADA293172

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : This report is a user's guide for the personal-computer (PC)-based system called QTSAW (Quick Typhoon Surge and Waves). The programs and data to operate this system were developed on a 386 (33-MHz) PC and are included on two computer diskettes. The data set is the storm parameter data for all the typhoons in the Guam area (10 deg by 17 deg N latitude and 141.5 by 148.5 deg E longitude) from 1945-1991. The programs in the system create wind and pressure fields from the input storm data. These wind and pressure fields are then used as input to programs that calculate the wave and surge conditions for the Island of Guam. Several graphical display programs are available for the output results. This system was set up as part of the Wave Information Studies to help meet the needs of the Pacific Ocean Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (AN)

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *TYPHOONS, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, USER MANUALS, COASTAL REGIONS, OCEAN WAVES, PARAMETERS, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, FORTRAN, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, WIND VELOCITY, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, PACIFIC OCEAN, COMPUTER FILES, SURGES, OCEAN MODELS, MARINE METEOROLOGY, WIND STRESS, EXECUTIVE ROUTINES, GUAM.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE