Accession Number:

ADA171046

Title:

Environmental and Water Quality Operational Studies. Statistical Methods for Reservoir Water Quality Investigations.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

220.0

Abstract:

Techniques from the use of simple data displays to the application of nonparametric and multivariate statistics are presented. Methods of data display are presented as a means of becoming familiar with the data and presenting those data. Basic descriptive statistics are discussed as a means to summarize the typically large data sets that result from a water quality monitoring program. The application of inferential statistics to make sound conclusions about differences, relationships, or trends within the data is also discussed. All of these methods are presented with concise and clear examples using actual water quality data. The report also provides an introduction to the statistical concerns involved in sample design that are necessary for the proper execution of a water quality monitoring program.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE