WaveNet: A Web-Based Metocean Data Access, Processing and Analysis Tool
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL AND HYDRAULICS LAB
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This Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note CHETN describes the first module of the MetOcnDat Meteorological and Oceanographic or Metocean system, called WaveNet. Metocean data include winds, waves, tides water levels and currents, and river discharges. WaveNet is a web-based Graphical-User-Interface GUI data management tool that allows users to access, process and analyze wave data from different data sources. This first release of WaveNet addresses only wave data required for coastal, ocean, and marine engineering applications, facilitates conversion of data used in input files for numerical wave models by Corps of Engineers, and provides tabular and graphical information for project planning and design reports. WaveNet accesses user-selected wave data sources to check the availability of data types and durations. Once the user identifies the data needs for a time interval, WaveNet can perform on-the-fly data processing to check the quality and consistency of data, allowing the user to extract a selected portion of the data to download. WaveNet uses the extracted data to compute data metrics, generate data input files for numerical wave models, and create data graphics for engineering reports. The purpose of this web-based tool is to address a basic shared need of the Corps for coastal modeling and planning to acquire oceanographic data and metrics while minimizing complexity and uncertainty in the process. This first release is limited to wave data later versions will expand to include other USACE data needs for winds, tides and river discharge data sources. Details of the WaveNet system are available from httpdkbes.usace.army.mil WaveNet. This CHETN introduces users to WaveNet and provides step-by-step instructions to demonstrate its components in an example application.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Computer Programming and Software