A Systems Analysis of Water Quality Survey Design. Appendix II. Documentation Survey Planning Program User's Manual.
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The program uses design data, data from the operating log andor data generated during the survey and computes key operational characteristics. Comparing these with desirable values as cited in design books and manuals will give the survey planner insight into the operation of the system and suggest the need for more survey measurements or the need for changes in operation. A system was developed for automatic instrumentation of pH, conductivity, and other parameters which use strip charp recordings. Interface hardware was selected and purchased and interface software was developed for direct connection to a digital computer. A data handling system was developed for use during and after the survey. A PDP8-OS8 and peripheral equipment was purchased. Software was developed to perform data handling functions and to direct the user in application of the software. The program accepts raw data from the analytical chemist and performs data conversions, transcriptions, and data logging functions. Output is available in several forms as may be needed for various reports during and at the end of the survey. Recommendations are as follows the survey planner should obtain sufficient data in a preliminary survey to model and analyze the site measurements should be automated to the maximum extent possible and data handling should be delegated to the computer when the operations are well defined and repetitive. The programs, software and hardware included here will assist the survey planner in following these recommendations and design a more effective survey.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Water Pollution and Control