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OceanPC - The Oceanographic Data Visualization and Analysis Tool
Entry ID: Oceanpc-00
Abstract: (Summary adapted from the OceanPC web site and supplemental information)
OceanPC is an Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) project
to organize a system of free or inexpensive software for processing of
oceanographic data (principally oceanographic profile data) on
IBM-compatible microcomputers. Using OceanPC, you can:
l) Enter various types of oceanographic observations from your ... own
2) Merge your own data with historical data from other ships and
nations to create a local or regional Oceanographic Atlas;
3) Analyze, display, print, and plot the merged data; and
4) Exchange data with oceanographers and National Data Centers around
OceanPC accommodates the wide diversity of data types, formats, and
applications of oceanographic data. A wide variety of improvements to
OceanPC are desirable, particularly more flexible interfacing between
large, "standard" system. Within the original project constraint of
providing a reasonably sized, low cost system, the project team will
work toward incorporating additional components into succeeding
versions of OceanPC.
Use Constraints Users are encouraged to contact IOC if they have special needs for
software or data sets, or can contribute software to the system.
Brown, M.L. 1993. OPCPLOT: Oceanographic Mapping Software for
the World's Seas, Version 1.7, June 1993. OCS Report/MMS
93-0020. U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management
Service, Gulf of Mexico Regional Office, New Orleans, LA. 65 pp.
Golden Software, Inc. 1993. SURFER User Manual. Boulder, Colorado.
IOC. 1991a. OCEAN-PC; Inventory of Software and Products for the
Display and Analysis of Marine Data; The "Shoebox". IOC/INF -
878. 13 April 1991. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission,
UNESCO, Paris. 37 pp.
IOC. 1991b. Manual on International Oceanographic Data Exchange,
Manual and Guides 9, Revised Edition. Intergovernmental
Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO, Paris.
Lascaratos A., J. Daskalakis, L. Perivoliotis and N. Vlastos
1990. SEASPECT: A software package for Oceanographic Time Series
Analysis. University of Athens. NODC, 1991. CD-ROMs NODC-02 and
NODC-03: Global Ocean Temperature and Salinity
Profiles. National Oceanographic Data Center, Washington,
DC. July 1991. 14 pp documentation and CD's.
Pospeschil, F. and Riveria, A. Micro World Data Bank II. Global
coastline and political boundary data for use on PC
microcomputers. For information, contact: Fred Pospeschil, 3108
Jackson St., Bellevue, NE. 68005. Telephone number 402-291-0795
(6-9 PM Central Time).
Rhines, P. B. 1992. ATLAST Release 3.5: A World-Ocean Atlas of
Hydrography, Nutrients and Chemical Tracers. University of
Washington, School of Oceanography. Technical Report
91-1. Release 3.5 vi 10/92. 41 pp.
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