Accession Number : ADP004768

Title :   A Water Quality Database Management System,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Gunkel,R. C. , Jr

Report Date : FEB 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (CE) Environmental and Water Quality Operational Studies (EWQOS) research program established a number of objectives to be met by the Reservoir Field Studies (RFS) team. In order to provide the information necessary to meet these objectives, numerous and diverse limnological data were collected at four representative (CE) reservoirs. The magnitude of such a program made the management of information a critical phase in research design. The establishment and successful operation of a database management system (DBMS) was essential for achieving research objectives. Although the RFS DBMS application is not a database management system in the purest sense, it still prescribes to conceptual characteristics of database management systems and involves the management of a large water quality database. This paper will present basic concepts for database management systems, overview the Statistical Analysis System (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC), and describe the RFS DBMS.

Descriptors :   *DATA BASES, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *WATER QUALITY, *RESERVOIRS, DATA ACQUISITION, LIMNOLOGY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, SAMPLING, FIELD TESTS, LABORATORY TESTS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE