NASA Home Page Goddard Space Flight Center Home Page
NASA Logo - Goddard Space Flight Center   + Visit NASA.gov
a directory of Earth science data and services Global Change Master Directory Web site
header 2 bullet Links bullet FAQ bullet Contact Us bullet Site Map
Home Data Sets Data Services Learn about GCMD_legacy's portal collaborations. Add new dataset or dataservice records to GCMD_legacy What's New Participate Calendar About GCMD_legacy
 
Record Search Query: ServiceParameters>HAZARDS MANAGEMENT

Beach Profile Analysis Toolbox
Entry ID: BPAT
[ Update this Record ]


Summary
Abstract: NIWA’s Beach Profile Analysis Toolbox (BPAT) has been developed to provide an easy to use, integrated package for the input, quality checking, analysis and archiving of beach and other profile related datasets. The toolbox has been specifically developed to meet the needs of professionals and researchers involved with coastal hazard management, engineering and science applications, to better understand variability and trends in beach and nearshore profile data.

BPAT Features:

-Multiple data entry methods
-Streamlined migration and importing of profile datasets from spreadsheets and other commonly used profile analysis software
-Graphical data quality checking and manipulation routines
-Storage of benchmark history and survey details, including digital image storage
-Customisable parameters for data analysis
-A range of commonly used profile analyses, including volume change, cut/fill changes and histograms, excursion distance changes
-Customisable data viewing and plotting functionality
-Data export to other beach profile analysis packages, spreadsheets, plotting programmes and Geographical Information Systems.

Service Citation
Originators: National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research
Title: Beach Profile Analysis Toolbox
Provider: National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research
URL: http://www.niwa.co.nz/our-services/software/bpat
ISO Topic Category
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS
Access Constraints
Users must register to download the Beach Profile Analysis Toolbox.
Service Provider
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd, New Zealand

Service Provider Personnel
Name: JOHN MORGAN
Phone: 64-9-375-2040
Fax: 64-9-375-2092
Email: j.morgan at niwa.co.nz
Contact Address:
Private Bag 99940
City: Auckland
Postal Code: 1149
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
BEACH PROFILE ANALYSIS TOOLBOX SUPPORT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: bpat at niwa.co.nz

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
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2009-02-11
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-06-01
[ Update this Record ]
USA dot gov - The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal NASA
Webmaster:  Monica Lyles
Responsible NASA Official:  Dr. Stephen Wharton
Last Updated:  December 2016