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Middle Mississippi River decision support system: user's manual

April 7, 2005

This user's manual describes the Middle Mississippi River Decision Support System (MMRDSS) and gives detailed examples on its use. The MMRDSS provides a framework to assist decision makers regarding natural resource issues in the Middle Mississippi River floodplain. The MMRDSS is designed to provide users with a spatially explicit tool for tasks, such as inventorying existing knowledge, developing models to investigate the potential effects of management decisions, generating hypotheses to advance scientific understanding, and developing scientifically defensible studies and monitoring. The MMRDSS also includes advanced tools to assist users in evaluating differences in complexity, connectivity, and structure of aquatic habitats among river reaches. The Environmental Systems Research Institute ArcView 3.x platform was used to create and package the data and tools of the MMRDSS.

Publication Year 2005
Title Middle Mississippi River decision support system: user's manual
DOI 10.3133/tm6C1
Authors Jason J. Rohweder, Steven J. Zigler, Timothy J. Fox, Steven N. Hulse
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Techniques and Methods
Series Number 6-C1
Index ID tm6C1
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse