Accession Number : AD0722596
Title : A Cost Effectiveness Methodology for Environmental Data Collection Systems.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. on Phase 3,
Corporate Author : CENTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND MAN INC HARTFORD CONN
Personal Author(s) : Northrop,Gaylord M. ; Davis,Earl L. ; Sweeton,Edward R. ; Bartholomew,Fletcher L.
Report Date : 31 DEC 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 214
Abstract : The report summarizes the accomplishement of the following three Objectives: Develop a versatile computerized cost effectiveness (CE) model that is applicable to National Data Buoy Systems and other national marine environmental data collection systems; Obtain for use with the CE model quantified expert judgement concerning data users requirements and estimates of data collection system performance and costs; Demonstrate the applicability of the improved CE model to analysis of postulated data collection system concepts, including data buoys in a system mix with other data collection platforms. It describes the activities that have been performed in developing a computerized CE Methodology embracing extensive use of quantified expert judgment and tailored specifically to serve as an aid in project decision making. (Author)
Descriptors : (*OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, COST EFFECTIVENESS), (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, DATA PROCESSING), (*MARINE METEOROLOGY, DATA PROCESSING), BUOYS, DETECTORS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, LEARNING CURVES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE