Combining New and Existing Technology to Enhance Future Naval Meteorological and Oceanographic (METOC) Data Systems
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB MONTEREY CA
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This paper presents a brief description of the Meteorological and Oceanographic METOC system and a discussion of various aspects of the METOC database that emphasizes the importance of combining new and existing technology. The METOC database components were designed according to a database centric architecture to assist the users in obtaining up to date information from the DIICOE compliant METOC system. The Meteorological and Oceanographic METOC database is a dynamic, distributed database that conforms to the DIICOE requirement of providing general availability to all users of the system. Several key aspects of METOC database technology are of interest to various users who have special requirements. Because each key aspect must be implemented in concert with users requirements, some adaptations may be necessary. The most important feature of a database server from the user perspective is its capability to deliver to the user the required information in a timely and user friendly manner. This paper discusses various aspects of the impact of technology evolution on the METOC database and its impact on the system design and development cycle.
- Computer Systems
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography