Implementing Large Fortran Programs on the IBM PC: A National Weather Service Case Study

by Darrow Kirkpatrick, Haestad Methods, Rosendale, NY, USA,
John R. Haestad, Haestad Methods, Rosendale, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


The paper discusses the effort required to implement a group of National Weather Service (NWS) programs - DAMBRK, BREACH, DWOPER, & NETWORK on the IBM PC, using currently available compilers and custom proprietary software. It also explains some of the theory and techniques behind making full, complete conversions of mainframe computer programs that will run on small computers. The NWS programs were converted by Haestad Methods, a Connecticut-based company specializing in the conversion of large public domain mainframe FORTRAN programs.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Computer software | Computer languages | Meteorology | Computers

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