Accession Number : ADA111848

Title :   User's Guide for the Potamology Data Processing System (PODAPS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Enete,Walter L ; Brooks,Sherry

PDF Url : ADA111848

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : This user's guide is intended to give detailed instructions, examples, and, where necessary, methodology employed for the Potamology Data Processing System (PODAPS). It is a result of efforts to bring together into one entity certain data collected on the Lower Mississippi River over the last 100 years, computerize the data, and provide programs to perform certain analyses of the data. This combination is expected to provide valuable assistance to engineers throughout the Lower Mississippi Valley Division (LMVD) in accomplishing the tasks of floodplain management, channel improvement, and flood control. PODAPS is essentially a data management and analysis system for collecting, processing, and storing data pertaining to the Mississippi River on a daily basis. Information is also stored on control structures such as dikes, levees, and revetments and on dredging operations. Cross-sectional survey data are also part of the data base. These data all pertain to LMVD's area of responsibility. In order to process and present usable information from the data base, several programs have been developed to assist the Districts and LMVD in obtaining their desired analyses.

Descriptors :   *Mississippi River, *Data bases, Hydrology, Elevation, Gages, Dikes, Cross sections, Dredging, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE