This report documents the organization, functionality, and algorithms of a software package which operates as a database
manager and toolset for climatological analysis of hydrographic station data. It details the methods of quality control used in
constrction of the small, but growing, database and discusses some of the improvements HydroBase methods offer over existing
gridded databases, including a short comparison to Levitus's World Ocean Atlas 1994 package. A large porton of this technical
reference is devoted to describing the software modules and providing examples for their use.
Funding was provided by the National Science Foundation through Grant OCE91-03364
and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through Contract Nos.
NA36GP0137 and NA46GP0303.
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