Accession Number:

ADA276496

Title:

ASWEPS Manual. Volume 3. Decoding and Plotting

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

This volume discusses procedures used in the first stage of the data reduction process, after oceanographic observations have been transmitted from the collection points. Within the context of this stage, consideration is given to observations as they are a received b decoded c checked for errors and d plotted in suitable form for the analyst. Data are received by radio or teletype from diverse sources ships, helicopters, aircraft, and fixed platforms. The instruments used for data collection are varied and the form in which the data are received will depend on the parameter being measured sea surface temperature, subsurface temperature, wave height, etc., and the instrument used injection thermometer, airborne radiation thermometer, bathythermograph, etc.. In addition to raw data reports, environmental technicians at Patrol Squadron VP bases and at sea will receive already analyzed charts from central processing activities. However, these will be regional, large-area presentations which will require modification and updating with locally collected data. Two forms of analyzed charts may be received 1 a hand-drawn analysis and 2 a computerized analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE