Accession Number : ADA309121

Title :   Master Environmental Library, Task 1: Environmental Requirements.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS MESO- AND FINESCALE OCEAN PHYSICS SECTION

Personal Author(s) : Boyd, Janice D. ; Frilot, Daphne

PDF Url : ADA309121

Report Date : 01 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : Beginning in FY95, the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (DMS0) provided funding to the Multi-Service Mast Environmental Library (MEL) Project for the purpose of developing and demonstrating a four-dimensional, digital, prototype DoD master environmental library for modeling and simulation (M&S) purposes. Task 1 of the MEL Project was Environmental Requirements, which was to identify environmental parameters and associated models and databases required by current modeling and simulation users, particularly in the oceanographic realm. Parameters, databases, and models were then to be recommend for prototype versions of the MEL as well as for a future, more complete MEL. During FY95, the MEL Environmental Requirements Task created an environmental requirements and capabilities survey document and a database structure for assembling and reporting the results. The Task was not funded for FY96 because oft creation, under DMS0, of the Ocean Executive Agent which assumed, among other things, the responsibility for determining sui ocean-related requirements and capabilities for the M&S community. This document is the Final Report for Task 1, presenting the survey document, explaining the rationale behind its structure, and summarizing the findings as of approximately 1 November 1 9S Contributions from this effort include the survey document itself, a prototype oceanographic parameter taxonomy, and a compilatilation of some of the available authoritative oceanographic databases and data generating models.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *LIBRARIES, DATA BASES, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), REQUIREMENTS, ENVIRONMENTS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DATA MANAGEMENT, MODELS, PARAMETERS, PROTOTYPES, SURVEYS, DOCUMENTS, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES, OCEANS, TAXONOMY, OCEANOGRAPHY, FOUR DIMENSIONAL.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE