In-Situ Hydrographic Support of Naval Amphibious Operations
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS
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This paper discusses requirements and progress towards providing naval amphibious forces with in-situ oceanographic data collection processing and dissemination. The generation of digital terrain models in real time is discussed, and is shown to be a key requirement for survey automation. The utility of a GIS for tactical decision making with environmental data is presented. The functional requirements of a GIS to support this task are discussed, as well as recent efforts to utilize GIS in oceanographic data collection and analysis. Finally. data telemetry requirements are reviewed, and the results of preliminary attempts to transmit collected bathymetry data to naval vessels are given.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography