Environmental Information Acquisition and Maintenance Techniques: Reference Guide.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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This report provides a guide to techniques for collecting, using and maintaining data about each of the 13 environmental technical specialties in the Environmental Impact Computer System EICS. The technical specialties are 1 ecology, 2 environmental health, 3 air, 4 surface water, 5 ground water, 6 sociology, 7 economics, 8 earth science, 9 land use, 10 noise, 11 transportation, 12 aesthetics, and 13 energy and resource conservation. Acquisition techniques are classified by the following general categories 1 secondary data, 2 remote sensing, 3 mathematical modeling, 4 field work, 5 mappingmaps and 6 expert opinion. A matrix identifies the most appropriate techniques for collecting information on the EICS technical specialties. After selecting a method, the user may read an abstract of the report explaining that technique, and may also wish to obtain the original document for detailed information about applying the technique. Finally, this report offers guidelines on storing environmental information for future use, and on presenting that information effectively in environmental documents. Author
- Information Science