Sediment Data-Collection Techniques
Provide training in suspended-sediment, bedload, and bed-material sample collection and processing, along with basic fluvial-sediment process and program design training (by the USGS coordinator of the training course, “Sediment Data-Collection Techniques” 1997-2014). Training includes manual techniques and selected sediment-surrogate technologies to acquire quality-assured sediment data, along with a description of required ancillary data.
Analytical & Processing Techniques
Describe options to analyze and store results from physical sediment samples, along with field processing (by the former leader of a USGS sediment laboratory in Tucson, Arizona, 1988-1991, and as technical overseer of all USGS Water Mission Area fluvial-sediment laboratories, 1996-2013).
Data Analysis, Load Estimation & Database Storage
Instruct on standard USGS techniques to analyze, compute, and evaluate fluvial-sediment fluxes and related statistics (by the former coordinator and instructor of the USGS training course, “Sediment Record Computation and Interpretation,” 1989-2014, with experience in computing and reviewing fluvial-sediment records since 1978). Identify options for database storage.