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Controlling sediment collection with data loggersAuthor(s): Rand E. Eads
Source: In: Fan, Shou-Shan, and Yung-Huang Kuo, eds., Proceedings of the Fifth Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, 18-21 March 1991, Las Vegas, Nevada. Washington, DC: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; 2-41 to 2-48.
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DescriptionAbstract - The proliferation of commercial non-programmable data loggers in the past five years has done little to increase sediment sampling efficiency in remote locations. Recent advances in microelectronics have encouraged the development of commercial, low-power, programmable data loggers at reasonable cost. Although some facets of hydrologic data collection may lend themselves to fixed-time sampling intervals, sampling efficiency in many applications can be improved using a programmable data logger. For example, controlling the collection of suspended sediment with a probability sampling program may involve generating and sorting random numbers, testing input parameters, and activating a pumping sampler.
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CitationEads, Rand E. 1991. Controlling sediment collection with data loggers. In: Fan, Shou-Shan, and Yung-Huang Kuo, eds., Proceedings of the Fifth Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference, 18-21 March 1991, Las Vegas, Nevada. Washington, DC: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; 2-41 to 2-48.
KeywordsPSW4351, Caspar Creek, sediment, data loggers, hydrologic data collection
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