Accession Number : ADA297597

Title :   Coastal Engineering Data Retrieval System (CEDRS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : McAneny, Danielle S.

PDF Url : ADA297597

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : From a mainframe computer version in the early 1980's to today's microcomputer format, coastal databases have been recognized as important tools for support of Corps of Engineers coastal projects. The Coastal Engineering Data Retrieval System (CEDRS) takes advantage of the microcomputer environment to provide convenient access to voluminous oceanographic data sets. CEDRS uses a regional approach, generally following Corps of Engineers District boundaries, to allow its systems to operate in the microcomputer environment using relational database techniques, and to contain a comprehensive long-term set of both hindcast and measured wind and wave data for the use of Corps coastal engineers and scientists. This presentation of the pitfalls and problems encountered in design and development of the CEDRS databases may be of benefit to other developers of this type of system. (KAR) P. 39

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, *COASTAL ENGINEERING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA PROCESSING, OCEAN WAVES, WIND, LONG RANGE(TIME), FORMATS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, MICROCOMPUTERS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE