Marine Traffic Data of Corpus Christi, Texas.
COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CONN
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Data was recorded on the marine traffic and VHF-FM marine communications channel usage at Corpus Christi, Texas. The marine traffic data was recorded by means of time-lapse photography of a radar display at Sun Oil Pipeline Dock, Ingleside, Texas. Recordings were made of the communications on VHF-FM maritime mobile Channels 13 and 16 as received at the site. The daily average of the marine traffic, including large, medium, small and tugs-in-tow, transiting the main ship channel and the Intracoastal Waterway at Corpus Christi was 68. Approximately 150 hours of communications on VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16 were recorded and monitored to determine the channel efficiency i.e. the percentage of valid messages and utilization. The Channel 13 efficiency at Corpus Christi was 41.23, the utilization was 3.80. The Channel 16 efficiency was 52.53, the utilization was 5.06. Author
- Marine Engineering