Accession Number : ADA302584

Title :   The CERCular Coastal Engineering Research Center. Coastal Engineering Data Retrieval System (CEDRS),

Corporate Author : COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Jones, Doyle L.

PDF Url : ADA302584

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Coastal databases are recognized as important support tools for design and maintenance of coastal projects. The Coastal Engineering Data Retrieval System (CEDRS I) was developed to provide convenient microcomputer access to a voluminous database ot coastal data to meet these needs for Corps of Engineers offices. CEDRS I consists of a series of individual regional systems containing data applicable to each Corps of Engineers coastal District. This regional approach provides a comprehensive, long-term database of both hindcast and measured data from a number of sources, specifically for the District's area of responsibility. Each system resides on a microcomputer at the District office and consists of a basic interactive user interface module, unique site-specific information for each region, and a regional database of measured and hindcast wind and wave data. An interface program provides menu-driven data access and complete on-line documentation. A printed Users' Guide is also provided to all regional databases. (KAR)

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, *COASTAL ENGINEERING, MAINTENANCE, USER MANUALS, SOURCES, COASTAL REGIONS, INTERFACES, USER NEEDS, ACCESS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, MICROCOMPUTERS, ONLINE SYSTEMS, PRINTING, WAVES.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE