Geostationary operational environmental satellites (GOES) Data Collection Procedure—Ft. Worth District

by James M. Medlock, US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort, Worth, TX, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics and Hydrology in the Small Computer Age


The Fort Worth District Corps of Engineers is currently responsible for the daily operation of 22 federally owned reservoirs in Texas. This report describes this district's experience with manual and automated hydrologic data collection hardware and its progress in utilizing the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES), a direct readout ground station (DRGS), and three minicomputers to transmit, receive, and process hydrologic data. Incorporation of this data into daily reservoir operations, flood forecasts, and various reporting activities is also presented.

Subject Headings: Environmental issues | Satellites | Data collection | Hydrologic data | Reservoirs | Information management | Federal government | Automation | Texas | United States

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