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