This report provides a guide to techniques for collecting, using and maintaining data about each of the 13 environmental technical specialties in the Environmental Impact Computer System (EICS). The technical specialties are: (1) ecology, (2) environmental health, (3) air, (4) surface water, (5) ground water, (6) sociology, (7) economics, (8) earth science, (9) land use, (10) noise, (11) transportation, (12) aesthetics, and (13) energy and resource conservation. Acquisition techniques are classified by the following general categories: (1) secondary data, (2) remote sensing, (3) mathematical modeling, (4) field work, (5) mapping/maps and (6) expert opinion. A matrix identifies the most appropriate techniques for collecting information on the EICS technical specialties. After selecting a method, the user may read an abstract of the report explaining that technique, and may also wish to obtain the original document for detailed information about applying the technique. Finally, this report offers guidelines on storing environmental information for future use, and on presenting that information effectively in environmental documents. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Army Coastal Engineering Research Center

    Kingman Building
    Fort Belvoir, VA  United States  22060
  • Authors:
    • Riggins, R E
    • Young, V T
    • Goran, W D
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ERL-TR-N-96 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM