The U.S. Geological Survey's National Real-Time Hydrologic Information System Using Goes Satellite Technology

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by William G. Shope, Jr., US Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering:

Abstract: The U. S. Geological Survey maintains the basic hydrologic data collection system for the United States. The Survey is upgrading the collection system with electronic communications technologies that acquire, telemeter, process, and disseminate hydrologic data in near real-time. These technologies include satellite communications via the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, Data Collection Platforms in operation at over 1400 Survey gaging stations, Direct-Readout Ground Stations at nine Survey District Offices and a network of powerful minicomputers that allows data to be processed and disseminate quickly.

Subject Headings: Information systems | Satellites | Geological surveys | Hydrology | Data processing | Data collection | Hydrologic data | Geology | Communication systems | North America | United States

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