Accession Number:

ADA231059

Title:

TRAFFIC: An Information Retrieval System to Evaluate the Environmental Impacts of Commercial Navigation Traffic

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

The software system, TRAFFIC, was developed to provide technical information and literature on the physical effects of navigation traffic, particularly on selected riverine organisms. The TRAFFIC software program has been designed to run on an IBM-PR or compatible microcomputer with a minimum of 256 K of computer memory and type of video card and monitor. TRAFFIC is easy to use and requires no knowledge of computers. Depending upon the program selections made by the user, either a bibliographic listing or a technical discussion of the effects of a physical navigation system on a selected riverine organism can be obtained. The results can be read directly from the computer monitor or output to an IBM or Epson compatible printer. This programs considers the environmental impact of water waves, suspended sediments, turbulent flow and erosion of banks caused by the traffic.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Ecology
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE