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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 and, to a lesser extent, other constituent discharge records. The analysis of suspended-sediment data collected on a daily, periodic, and intermittent basis will be discussed. Information will be presented on the computation and 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 LOADEST. Participants will work with instructor provided data sets; however, they also may bring questions and/or data sets from their home offices. At the end of the course, attendees should have a reasonable understanding of the issues, procedures, and mechanics of working and publishing daily sediment (and other constituent) records. Attendees should also gain familiarity with GCLAS and LOADEST (as well as selected other scripts and programs) and understand the conditions under which each of the programs can be used. Co-instructors include Nancy Hornewer (AZ WSC) and Mark Landers (FISP).
Target Audience:
Personnel who are engaged in the following activities are eligible to attend: 1) those who are or will be doing 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: 30
Credits/CEUs: 0
Vendor: USGS Water

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