TideNet: A Web-Based Tidal Data Access, Processing and Analysis Tool, Part 1 -NWS Tidal Database
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 second module of the MetOcnDat Meteorological and Oceanographic or Metocean system, called TideNet. The MetOcnDat modular system in development consists of toolboxes for waves, tides, and river flow databases that will facilitate conversion of data used in input files for numerical models and provide tabular and graphical information for project planning and design reports. TideNet is a web-based Graphical-User-Interface GUI data management tool that allows users to access, process, and analyze tide data available from different tidal databases. This first application of TideNet deals only with tide data from the National Weather Service NWS database used in various coastal, ocean, and marine engineering applications. Metocean data include winds, waves, tides water levels and currents, and river discharges. The first two Technical Notes TNs in the MetOcnDat system series Demirbilek et al. 2013 Wilson et al. 2012 described the application of WaveNet, a companion module of TideNet, for the National Data Buoy Center NDBC buoy and Wave Information Stduy WIS databases. The TideNet is a web-based GUI that provides users with GIS mapping tools to query tide data sources in a desired geographic region of USA and its territories. Users can select a tide data source through the Google Map interface to view data and parameters of interest. The utilities of TideNet available at the selected tide data source can query the data source, then plot, analyze, and extract tidal information based on a user-specified time window and output data in different formats for engineering applications. TideNet has additional post-processing capabilities to produce tables and figures and prepare input files for numerical models.
- Information Science
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Computer Programming and Software