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Design of surface-water data networks for regional information

Water Supply Paper 2178

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Abstract

This report describes a technique, Network Analysis of Regional Information (NARI), and the existing computer procedures that have been developed for the specification of the regional information-cost relation for several statistical parameters of streamflow. The measure of information used is the true standard error of estimate of a regional logarithmic regression. The cost is a function of the number of stations at which hydrologic data are collected and the number of years for which the data are collected. The technique can be used to obtain either (1) a minimum cost network that will attain a prespecified accuracy and reliability or (2) a network that maximizes information given a set of budgetary and time constraints.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Design of surface-water data networks for regional information
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
2178
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1982
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey ; For sale by Distribution Branch, Text Products Section, U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 33 p. :ill. ;28 cm.