The Atlas of the Oceans: Wind and Wave Climate is the first CD-ROM in this field to offer integrated dynamic access to spatially-consistent data, abstracts, video, graphics and full electronic text in a cross-platform multimedia environment. The CD-ROM provides a complete information resource for all those interested in global wind and wave regimes. No need for complicated user manuals - just install and go! The user-friendly interface provides intuitive access to:
• a ready-to-use interactive database on global wind and wave parameters
• data for every month of the year
• searchable electronic reference source
• video clips of Beaufort Sea States
Exclusively for this product, the raw GEOSAT data has been processed to eliminate errors and to calibrate measurements with in situ readings. The data is further manipulated to provide a unique dataset of monthly-mean values for wind and wave parameters:
• wind speed
• wind speed exceedence
• wind direction
• wave height
• wave height exceedence
The parameters are displayed as colour contour Charts or as Graphs along any user-selected route.
• Interactive global ocean coverage
• Zoom function for regional studies
• Ability to overlay with wind direction and/or grids of latitude and longitude
• Smoothing facility to show clearly defined contours
• User can select colour scheme
• Plot wind and wave parameters along any chosen route
• Great circle or user-defined path
• Wave height or wind speed can be plotted with wind direction
• Ideal for ship-route planning
Searchable Ilustrated Text Includes:
• an introduction to global meteorology and ocean wind waves
• information on preparation of GEOSAT data
• a bibliography of over 600 abstracts
• hyperlinks to related charts, graphs, and abstracts
This unique combination of text, calibrated data, and video makes the Atlas of the Oceans: Wind and Wave Climate an essential tool for:
• shipping operators
• coastal, offshore and ocean engineers
• tour operators
The atlas is the first CD-ROM title in the Ocean Science Interactive Series. It is also available packaged with an illustrated hardbound book of the same title.
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A world authority in meteorology, Dr Holland is the Chairman for the World Meteorological Organization's Commission for Atmospheric Science Working Group on Tropical meteorology and is a member of the TOGA COARE Science Panel. He has a wide range of experience in publishing as author and editor of numerous books and research journals.
Ian Young's research interests include theoretical, numerical and experimental aspects of wind waves, ocean remote sensing and coastal processes. Awarded the Queen's Fellowship in Marine Sciences in 1984 and the Lorenz G. Straub Medal for research in hydraulic engineering in 1986, Professor Young's professional experience has been gained at the Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie in Hamburg, Germany, at James Cook University in Australia and at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, USA.
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