Accession Number:

AD0762070

Title:

Synthetic Bathymetric Profiling System (SYNBAPS)

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

150.0

Abstract:

The Synthetic Bathymetric Profiling System SYNBAPS consists of 10 FORTRAN IV computer programs, a random-access storage device, and an initial bathymetric data base of over 3 million data points. SYNBAPS is designed for rapid generation of random omnidirectional bathymetric profiles in digital form along great-circle paths. The initial data base will cover most of the Northern Hemisphere and will be extended to other regions as suitable bathymetric contour charts become available. SYNBAPS will provide bathymetric profiles at about one- fifth the cost and one-hundredth the time of present semiautomated methods.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE