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Sediment Records Computation and Interpretation

Course code: USGS-OED-SW2096
Course title: Sediment Records Computation and Interpretation
Description: This course is intended to provide hands-on training in the computation of suspended-sediment discharge records, although computation of discharge of other constituents also will be addressed. The analysis of suspended-sediment data collected on a daily, periodic, and intermittent basis will be discussed. Information will be presented on application of cross-section coefficients, use of transport curves, and use of turbidity and hydroacoustics as analogs of sediment concentration. Participants will be taught the principles underlying load calculations and will compute loads using computer programs such as GCLAS and to a lesser extent, LOADEST. Participants will work with instructor provided data sets; however, they also may bring questions and/or data sets from their home offices.
Objectives:
At the end of the course, attendees should have a reasonable understanding of the issues, procedures, and mechanics of working and publishing a daily sediment record. Attendees should also gain familiarity with GCLAS and LOADEST and understand the conditions under which each of the programs can be used.
Target Audience:
Personnel who are engaged in the following activities are eligible to attend: 1) those who are or will be engaged in sediment- or chemical-constituent-discharge computations and associated data handling, 2) supervisors and project personnel who need more background in analyzing and computing discharges of sediment and other chemical constituents. OFAs and cooperators may attend on a space available basis.
Delivery method: ILT
Instructional hours: 36
Credits/CEUs: 0
Vendor: USGS Water
Contact:Greg Koltun 614-430-7708
Internal Tuition:578.00
Prerequisites:None.
Requires Approval:Yes
Responsible Bureau:U.S. Geological Survey

Class Name Class Start Class End Location Contact # Seats Left Cost Registration
USGS-2014-1021-Denver, CO (8:30am MT) 2014-10-21 2014-10-24 Denver Federal Center
USGS Hazards Room D2604, Bldg. 53
Greg Koltun
(614-430-7708)
6 $578.00 Register


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