The &DATA command is used to define "curves" which used in various computations. Here, one associates a name with a function (set of data) and then uses that name to refer to the function. The form of this command is:

&DATA CURVES, TYPE, NAME, DATA -OPTIONS

Here, TYPE is the type of data which is being defined, NAME is the name you wish to give to the curve, and DATA is the numbers used to define the curve. DATA is an
n-tuple where normally n is two; i.e. normally you define a curve with an independent variable and a single dependent variable. TYPE must be either **C_PROFILE**,
**P_SPECTRUM**, **F_SPECTRUM**, **M_GROWTH**, **W_HISTORY**. **LT_MULTIPLIER**, **CT_LENGTH**, **EFFICIENCY**, **CS_VELOCITY**, or, **AM_PRESSURE**. The behavior of any of these can be obtained with

&STATUSCURVES NAME -PLOT

Where NAME is the name of the curve about which you want information.

The first five of these define curves which are used in defining the environment.

**C_PROFILE**defines a current profile. The DATA is Z(1), V(1), ....., Z(n), V(n) where Z(i) are depths (feet or meters) and V(i) are current velocities (ft/sec or m/sec). at the corresponding depth.**P_SPECTRUM**defines either a wind or wave spectrum as a function of period. Here DATA is P(1), S(1), ....., P(n), S(n) P(i) is a period (sec.), and S(i) is the spectral value. Since the spectral values will later be scaled to get the proper zeroth moment, you can use any units you wish.**F_SPECTRUM**,defines either a wind or wave spectrum as a function of frequency. Here DATA is F(1), S(1), ....., F(n), S(n) F(i) is a Period (sec.), and S(i) is the spectral value. Since the spectral values will later be scaled to get the proper zeroth moment, you can use any units you wish.**M_GROWTH**defines the "marine growth" for elements. Here, the DATA is Z(1), ADD(1), ....., Z(n), ADD(n) where Z(i) is the depth and ADD(i) is the increase in element outside diameter (inches or mm) due to marine growth.**W_HISTORY**. defines a "wind history". Here DATA is a set of three "n" numbers T(1), V(1), ANG(1), ....., T(n), V(n), ANG(n). Here T(i) is the time, V(i) is the wind speed (knots) and ANG(i) is the direction from which the wind comes (degrees). Now, what MOSES does is to compute the mean wind speed of the history you input and subtract the mean from the input values. Now at each computation step, the deviation history speed is added to the mean. This speed and the history wind heading are then used to compute a wind force.

**LT_MULTIPLIER** is used to define load multipliers which vary with time. Here DATA is T(1), V(1), .... T(n), V(n) where T(i) is the time and V(i) is the multiplier at
that time. The TYPE of curve accepts the option:

-PERIODIC

If this option is specified, then the defined values will be repeated with a period of the last time in the list. If the option is not used, the last value in the list will be used for times larger than the last.

The next two curve TYPEs are used with connectors. **CT_LENGTH** is used to define the rate of change of the length of a connector. Here DATA is T(1), V(1), .... T(n),
V(n) where T(i) is the time and V(i) is the rate of change of length (ft/sec or m/sec) at T(i). **EFFICIENCY** is used to define the propeller efficiency as a function of
water particle velocity. Here DATA is V(1), E(1), ..... V(n), E(n) where V is the water particle velocity (ft/sec or m/sec) and E is the efficiency.

The type **CS_VELOCITY** is used to define a drag coefficient which varies with the relative speed. Here the DATA is pairs of velocities and drag coefficients.

The last curve TYPE, **AM_PRESSURE**, is used to define added mass pressures as a function of submergence. Here DATA is a set of four "n" numbers S(1), AP_SURGE(1),
AP_SWAY(1), AP_HEAVE(1), ....., S(n), AP_SURGE(n), AP_SWAY(n), AP_HEAVE(n). Here S(i) is the submergence (feet or meters) and AP_SURGE, AP_SWAY, and AP_HEAVE are the
surge, sway, and heave added mass pressures (feet or meters) of water.