Figure 2-3.EOTDA infrared (IR) visualization display (tank with vegetation background).
Q15. EOTDA supports systems that operate in what
part of the electromagnetic spectrum?
Q16. EOTDA predictions are based on what input?
NAVY OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA
DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (NODDS)
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Describe how
Navy Oceanographic Data Distribution System
(NODDS) products are obtained. Identify the
products that are available from NODDS.
Identify the processing and display features of
The Navy Oceanographic Data Distribution
System (NODDS) is a DOS based software program
which makes environmental products from the Fleet
Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
(FNMOC) available to DOD activities. NODDS
products are normally obtained using standard
telecommunications circuits (commercial/DSN/STU-
III) but can also be obtained via NIPRNET, and e-mail.
Data processing and display are accomplished using
standard PC hardware. Users require ID and passwords
to access the system.
NODDS was first developed in 1982 as a means to
make FNMOC environmental products available to
METOC facilities and detachments that had no direct
access to this data. Through the years, the system has
grown in use, and product support has expanded. The
latest software version is NODDS 4.1. The program is
normally installed on MIDDS, but can also be installed
on any standard 486 (or better) CPU with a VGA color
monitor, hard disk, and mouse. A minimum 9.6
kilobytes per second (KBPS) modem is required, but a
28.8 KBPS modem or greater is recommended.