Microcumpter computation of water quality discharges

Open-File Report 82-901



A fully prompted program (SEDQ) has been developed to calculate daily and instantaneous water quality (QW) discharges. It is written in a version of BASIC, and requires inputs of gage heights, discharge rating curve, shifts, and water quality concentration information. Concentration plots may be modified interactively using the display screen. Semi-logarithmic plots of concentration and water quality discharge are output to the display screen, and optionally to plotters. A summary table of data is also output. SEDQ could be a model program for micro and minicomputer systems likely to be in use within the Water Resources Division, USGS, in the near future. The daily discharge-weighted mean concentration is one output from SEDQ. It is defined in this report, differentiated from the currently used mean concentration, and designated the ' equivalent concentration. ' (USGS)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Microcumpter computation of water quality discharges
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 82-901
DOI 10.3133/ofr82901
Edition -
Year Published 1983
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey,
Description iii, 51 p. :ill. ;28 cm.