Accession Number : ADA299716

Title :   Field Wave Gaging Program Wave Data User's Needs Survey.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NEPTUNE SCIENCES INC SLIDELL LA

PDF Url : ADA299716

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : A Wave Data User's Needs Survey was performed to support the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Coastal Engineering Research Center's (CERC) Field Wave Gaging Program (FWGP). Survey results will contribute to design of the data management and distribution system through which FWGP data and products will become available. Approximately 510 surveys were distributed to a wide variety of possible wave information users including contacts within Corps of Engineers Division and District offices, CERC personnel, and contacts outside the Corps of Engineers. The number of returned surveys totalled 212 resulting in an approximate 42-percent return rate. Responses were optically scanned and survey data were placed into a database. Statistical analysis provided quantitative results for a variety of response categories including (a) FWGP data and product users within the Corps of Engineers but not within CERC, (b)users within CERC, and (c) users outside of the Corps of Engineers. Results are provided as graphical presentations and as detailed tabulated reports.

Descriptors :   *OCEAN WAVES, *COASTAL ENGINEERING, *LAKES, *LAKE WAVES, DATA MANAGEMENT, WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT, SHALLOW WATER, NAVIGATION, SURVEYS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, USER NEEDS, CLIMATOLOGY, WATER TRAFFIC, FLOODING, DEEP WATER, DREDGING, REMOTE DETECTION, HARBORS, RESERVOIRS, OIL SPILLS, BAYS, INLETS(WATERWAYS), ESTUARIES.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE