Task Committee on Analysis of Laboratory and Field Sediment Data Accuracy and Availabilityby William R. Brownlie, Tetra Tech, Inc., United States,
Abstract: One of the main purposes of the ASCE Task Committee on Analysis of Laboratory and Field Sediment Data Accuracy and Availability is to assemble worldwide sedimentation data from field and laboratory investigations conducted in the twentieth century. To properly request and assemble the information, the Task Committee needed to prepare a comprehensive questionnaire and develop a mailing list of recipients. This paper describes the information requested, the philosophy of the questionnaire, and provides a preliminary review of the survey responses. The survey included requests for information such as parameters measured, equipment used, flume/channel specifications, sediment characteristics, number of experiments, and data location and availability format. Questionnaires were sent to a list of international researchers, universities, foreign governments, and U.S. federal and state agencies.
Subject Headings: Sediment | Field tests | Data analysis | Information management | Data processing | Federal government | Data collection | Surveys (non-geomatic)
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