Optimized selection of river sampling sites

Dixon, William, Smyth, Gordon K. and Chiswell, Barry (1999) Optimized selection of river sampling sites. Water Research, 33 4: 971-978. doi:10.1016/S0043-1354(98)00289-9

Author Dixon, William
Smyth, Gordon K.
Chiswell, Barry
Title Optimized selection of river sampling sites
Journal name Water Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0043-1354
Publication date 1999-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0043-1354(98)00289-9
Volume 33
Issue 4
Start page 971
End page 978
Total pages 8
Place of publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject C1
259902 Environmental Chemistry (incl. Atmospheric Chemistry)
770802 Land and water management
Formatted abstract
A method for optimizing the selection of river sampling sites is presented. Procedures using a geographical information system (GIS), graph theory and a simulated annealing algorithm are described. Three case studies are presented which demonstrate the use of the methodology in (i) a simple regulatory monitoring situation, (ii) a situation where possible sampling sites are severely restricted and (iii) for monitoring an impounding catchment with problem inflows. Optimization of sampling site location by simulated annealing is shown to be adaptable to a variety of practical situations and to perform better than the algorithmic method previously published by Sharp (1971) [Sharp, W. E. (1971) A topologically optimum water sampling plan for rivers and streams. Water Resources Research 7(6), 1641–1646]
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Keyword Engineering, Environmental
Environmental Sciences
Water Resources
Simulated Annealing
Graph Theory
Monitoring Program
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Mathematics and Physics
School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
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