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Electronic Data Collection and Analysis System



Electronic Data Collection and Analysis System


Yin Foo, Des; Foley, Margaret


E-Publications; PublicationNT; E-Books; Report ; 39/1992




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Power and Water Authority

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Technical Report WRD92039 Viewed at 15:07:17 on 29/07/2010 Page 86 of 192. Test pumping data exists for all production bores constructed as such in the TOp End. For each test, usually consisting of a multi-rate (4 x 100 min steps) and a 24 hour constant discharge test with recovery, approximately 200 data pairs are generated. An extra 100 data pairs are recorded for each observation bore monitored. Addi tional data including the distance and direction to observation bores, pumping rate, water conducti vi ty and temperature r discharge characteristics (eg. cloudy, sandy etc), bore water level and total depth should be included in some form as this is considered to consti tute vi t<i.l information. Long term water level data has been regularly collected since 1985/86. The data for most areas is taken on a monthly basis and currently resides on the mainframe system. This data r:eed only be organised to assimilate \-lith any new data storage and cat.aloguing system to be introduced. The proposed data cataloguing system for test pumping data is outlined in Appendix E. This should exist in parallel to the , HYDSYS, data base. 6.4 storage Medium The main storage medium used by the mainframe system is magnetic tape. All hydrographic data is currently stored on tape ~,nd it is recommended that this system also be adopted for ~p:oundwater data storage. Diskette data should also be made available because of its portability to be used by micro computers vlhich are not networked or appropriate for field use. For field use, 3 1/2" floppy diskettes formatted to 720kb are reconunended for use. 6.5 Data Retrieval and Dissemination Data will be required to be accessible from networked terminals or from individual diskettes. Modem access to data is eJl1'Jisaged in the long term to service remote site data requirements. "HYDSYS" installation on field laptop computers .