Accession Number : ADA307738

Title :   HydroBase A Database of Hydrographic Stations and Tools for Climatological Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Curry, Ruth G.

PDF Url : ADA307738

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : This report documents the organization, functionality, and algorithms of a software package which operates as a database manager and toolset for climatological analysis of hydrographic station data. It details the methods of quality control used in construction of the small, but growing, database and discusses some of the improvements HydroBase methods offer over existing gridded databases, including a short comparison to Levitus's World Ocean Atlas 1994 package. A large portion of this technical reference is devoted to describing the software modules and providing examples for their use.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *DATA BASES, *OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, *CLIMATOLOGY, *HYDROGRAPHY, ALGORITHMS, OCEAN CURRENTS, GRIDS, READ WRITE MEMORIES, TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS, QUALITY CONTROL, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, SALINITY, WEATHER STATIONS, ABYSSAL ZONES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE