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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Tour Stop #3: Computer Section
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  Lakiesha James      Tyrone J. Swearengen               

The Computer Section, a support unit for the total research program of the NSL, provides a wide range of expertise in the area of computers, programming, and data collection and processing. Current projects include:

  • The WEB page of the National Sedimentation Laboratory. Links are provided for each of the three research units, major projects, a personnel directory, e-mail accounts, and cooperators.
  • As members of an inter-agency team for development of AnnAGNPS, a continuous simulation version of AGNPS, a GIS based program was developed for calculating flow paths, watershed boundaries, and channel attributes. Additionally, an input editor is near completion that will assist users in creating input data sets.
  • A telemetry system provides near real-time access to a variety of hydrologic and meteorological data collected from fifteen sites in Goodwin Creek Watershed. Processed data are provided to Lab scientists and cooperators covering a wide range of research applications.
  • In support of the NSL research program, our Local Area Network, engineering work stations, individual PC's, Internet connection, and a wide variety of other PC hardware and software are maintained and supported.
Key Words:
WEB Page, AnnAGNPS, Telemetry

Last Modified: 3/7/2006
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