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U.S. Coast Guard Research & Development Center

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Works: 523 works in 764 publications in 1 language and 4,645 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks, manuals, etc  Conference proceedings  Maps 
Classifications: TD427.P4, 628.1683
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The Effectiveness of a color/saturation beacon as a navigational range indicator by Kevin Laxar( )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We evaluated the effectiveness as an aid to navigation a single- station beacon which was white when viewed from the centerline of a channel and became increasingly red or green when viewed from off center to the right and left. First we measured the observers' ability to determine whether a light was white, reddish, or greenish. A wide range of colors, from 575 nm to 585 nm, were judged to be white, making it difficult to specify a beacon that would adequately signal center of channel. Second, we measured the ability of the observers to detect a change in color for slowly changing stimuli. There were seven just noticeable differences in the range of color investigated. This would provide a sensitivity of 21.8 m (71.4 ft) over a 152 m (500 ft) wide channel. Measurements were taken with and without a 'white' reference light. Under no condition did the reference light improve performance. For changing stimuli, however, those that were brighter or larger provided better sensitivity than those that were small or dim
A Comparison of simulated parallax and single-station range aids to navigation final report by Kevin Laxar( )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An appropriately designed parallax (two-station) range allows a mariner to accurately determine a range line--the correct path to steer his vessel--at great distances. Less expensive alternatives to parallax ranges are desirable, and many ideas, principally single-station ranges, have been proposed. However, the mariners' abilities to establish range lines with them have not been measured. The present work has quantified the navigational sensitivity afforded by parallax ranges and three different types of single- station range display systems. The single-station ranges used (a) temporal characteristics, (b) spatial representation, or (c) color changes of signal to represent changes in lateral position. Range systems were simulated either opto- mechanically or on a high resolution computer display system. The mariners' ability to determine both lateral position in a channel and direction of motion across a channel was assessed psychophysically for each range system. Performance with single-station range systems was compared with that obtained with parallax ranges. This allowed us to evaluate the implications of replacing parallax ranges with single-station ranges
Crew endurance management practices a guide for maritime operations : final report by Carlos A Comperatore( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This guide presents a formal program of practices (the Crew Endurance Management System) for controlling risk factors that affect crewmember performance and shipboard safety in the commercial maritime industry
U.S. Coast Guard 1994 oil pollution research grants publications final report ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings by Workshop on Pattern Recognition applied to Oil Identification( Book )
3 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clearing ice-clogged shipping channels by Paul J Vance( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atlas of the Beaufort Sea by Ivan M Lissauer( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a reference document on oceanography, meteorology, ice and climatology. The oceanography section contains information for circulation, tides, riverine input, ice conditions, storm surges and bathymetry of the Alaskan Beaufort Sea. From review of information on meteorology, climate, ice conditions, and oceanography, maps have been generated showing circulation in two typical wind conditions: ENE wind at 10 knots and NW storm wind at 30 knots. These maps show tides, storm surges, bathymetry and river discharges as well as charts of mean ice drift over time. The meteorology section contains information on winds, storm surges and waves. Included is a rapid manual forecast system for estimating the height of a storm surge. The ice section gives information on the ice zones, including the annual ice cycle within the nearshore area, the freezing and breakup of nearshore ice, and the movement of the pack ice. The climatology section includes information on the arctic climate, temperature information (including wind chill charts), visibility, and precipitation
Waterway design manual by M. W Smith( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arctic drifting buoy data, 1979-1985 by Joseph W St. Martin( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Interactive test of mariner competence ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analysis of the causes of chemical spills from marine transportation or related facilities by Danny Whitaker-Sheppard( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report describes the results of a study of the causes of chemical spills from vessels and facilities for the U.S. Coast Guard. The purpose of the report is to identify the chain of events that lead to spills and the frequency of these spills in order to identify potential methods of preventing spills. The data for this study were collected through visits to six U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Offices, review of Federal and State databases, and review of literature sources. The potential causes that were considered included human error, equipment failure, structural failure, and weather. Other characteristics of spills examined included time of day, location, and substance. The Management Oversight and Risk Tree (MORT) analysis technique was used to complete the analysis. The results of the analysis led to a number of conclusions and recommendations for the prevention and mitigation of marine chemical spills in the future
Human factors evaluation of electronics chart display and information systems (ECDIS) ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of Federal Waterways Management Research and Development Coordination Conference by Federal Waterways Management Research and Development Coordination Conference( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
U.S. Coast Guard 1994 oil pollution research grants publications ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spill response system configuration study by Roberto V Desimone( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arctic oil spill response guide for the Alaskan Beaufort Sea by Robert J. Meyers & Associates( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes equipment, techniques and logistics for responding to oil spills or oil well blowouts in the Beaufort Sea off the north coast of Alaska
A field guide for Arctic oil spill behavior by Robert H Schulze( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Field Guide for Oil Spill Behavior was developed to provide the On-Scene Coordinator with the spill behavior information needed to assess whether timely and adequate containment and removal actions are taken. The field guide describes arctic ice conditions, the physical properties of oil as it weathers, oil spill behavior in cold water and ice conditions, and spill retention potential for the Alaskan shore line. The guide then uses six spill scenarios to show the user how to apply spill behavior information to solve real world problems. Addition keywords: Beaufort Sea, Oil weathering blowouts, Evaporation, Viscosity, Density, Solubility, Dispersions, Combustibility, Emulsification, Biodegradation, Oxidation, Shores, and Interactions. (Author)
U.S. Coast Guard marine casualty investigation and reporting analysis and recommendations for improvement by James C Byers( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As part of its mission to prevent and mitigate marine accidents, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) investigates the causes of marine casualties and analyzes investigation data in an effort to identify measures that will improve marine safety. It is estimated that 60-80% of marine casualties have human-related causes; therefore, it is important to record and analyze human errors in order to identify measures that will reduce these errors. In 1992 the USCG introduced a new casualty database, the Marine Investigations Module (MINMOD), which provided taxonomies for reporting human factors causes. The purpose of this project was to study the USCG casualty investigation process particularly with reference to the identification and reporting of human factors causes, analyze the data entry process, and make recommendations for improvements to the current computer system and the casualty investigation process. Six Marine Safety Offices (MSOs) were visited. Twenty-four Investigating Officers (lOs) and nine Senior Investigating Officers (S lOs) were interviewed. The data analysis revealed a number of problems with the collection and entry of marine casualty data in general, and human factors data in particular. The problems were discussed in terms of the requirements for an accurate and reliable database, and suggestions were made for addressing these problems
Fire safety analysis of the USCGC Vindicator (WMEC 3) ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center
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