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ANALOG - A Program for Estimating Paleoclimate Parameters Using the Method of Modern Analogs
Entry ID: USGS_ANALOG
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Summary
Abstract: ANALOG is controlled by a user-supplied run description file whose name is given as the argument on the command line. The run description file, which is composed of ASCII text, indicates which data files are used as the basis of modern samples from which analogs will be selected, which data files describe the fossil samples whose paleoclimate parameters are to be estimated, the distance measure used to decide which modern samples are analogs of the fossil samples, and information about how to report the results.

Run description file:

The run description file must be plain ASCII text (not a word-processor document), which can be generated using a simple text editor. If a word processor is used, select "Save As" and find the option that will ensure the output file is ASCII ("Text Only" or "DOS Text" are likely to give the correct results).

Blank lines in the run description file are ignored. Comments may be included by inserting the pound sign `#' anywhere on a line; the pound sign and all characters to the end of the line are considered part of the comment and are ignored by the program. Lines may begin with any number of spaces or tab characters to enhance the file's readability. Names and keywords can be in upper or lower case or a mixture, but under UNIX, file names must be given with the correct letter case, or the program won't find the files. File names should not contain braces (`{' or `}') since these indicate the grouping of items in the run description file.

The run description file consists of a sequence of keywords followed in some cases by file names or descriptive words. Items may be listed in any order, but the grouping described by braces below must be maintained. This keeps related information together.

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Service Citation
Originators: Peter N. Schweitzer
Title: ANALOG - A Program for Estimating Paleoclimate Parameters Using the Method of Modern Analogs
Release_Date: 1994
Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1994/of94-645/
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Access Constraints
System requirements:

-MS-DOS systems:
-80386 or compatible 32-bit CPU
-2 or more megabytes of extended memory
-Macintosh systems:
-Macintosh System 7.0 or later
-2 or more megabytes of memory beyond what the system uses
-UNIX systems:
-ANSI-conformant C language compiler
Service Provider
Open File Services Section, Publications Warehouse, Eastern Region, Publications, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

Service Provider Personnel
Name: PETER N. SCHWEITZER
Phone: (703) 648-6533
Fax: (703) 648-6252
Email: pschweitzer at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Mail Stop 954 National Center
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Size: 47 K
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

PETER N. SCHWEITZER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (703) 648-6533
Fax: (703) 648-6252
Email: pschweitzer at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
Mail Stop 954 National Center
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2008-04-15
SERF Last Revision Date: 2013-06-03
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