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Title: Regional environmental studies using national data bases and GIS (geographic information system)

Abstract

The Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has conducted a variety of regional and national studies of potential environmental impacts related to energy development. These studies have included the assessment of acid deposition impacts, assessment of global climate change, environmental impact and risk analysis, and landscape pattern analysis. We have compiled the Geoecology and ADDNET data bases for regional studies. These data bases contain extensive national data regarding soils, land use, agriculture, forestry, aquatic resources, endangered species, natural areas, air quality, emissions, and climate. SAS is used for data management, analysis, and display. An in-house geographic information system (GIS) is also used for mapping. In 1986 we acquired the ARC/INFO system to enhance our GIS capabilities and to be compatible with other federal agencies. Our evaluation of lake chemistry data from the Environmental Protection Agency's National Surface Water Survey demonstrates the use of GIS as a tool for regional studies. In addition, the interfacing of SAS data sets and ARC/INFO attribute files is discussed. 8 refs.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA); Analysas Corp., Oak Ridge, TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5015767
Report Number(s):
CONF-880385-1
ON: DE88008368
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 8. ESRI annual user conference, Palm Springs, CA, USA, 21 Mar 1988
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; ACID RAIN; AGRICULTURE; AIR QUALITY; CLIMATES; COMPUTER CODES; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; ENDANGERED SPECIES; FORESTRY; GLOBAL ASPECTS; IMPLEMENTATION; INFORMATION SYSTEMS; LAND USE; RISK ASSESSMENT; SOILS; SURFACE WATERS; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; INDUSTRY; MANAGEMENT; RAIN; 500200* - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 510200 - Environment, Terrestrial- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 520200 - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Olson, R J, McCord, R A, Dearstone, K C, and Timmins, S P. Regional environmental studies using national data bases and GIS (geographic information system). United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Olson, R J, McCord, R A, Dearstone, K C, & Timmins, S P. Regional environmental studies using national data bases and GIS (geographic information system). United States.
Olson, R J, McCord, R A, Dearstone, K C, and Timmins, S P. Fri . "Regional environmental studies using national data bases and GIS (geographic information system)". United States.
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abstractNote = {The Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has conducted a variety of regional and national studies of potential environmental impacts related to energy development. These studies have included the assessment of acid deposition impacts, assessment of global climate change, environmental impact and risk analysis, and landscape pattern analysis. We have compiled the Geoecology and ADDNET data bases for regional studies. These data bases contain extensive national data regarding soils, land use, agriculture, forestry, aquatic resources, endangered species, natural areas, air quality, emissions, and climate. SAS is used for data management, analysis, and display. An in-house geographic information system (GIS) is also used for mapping. In 1986 we acquired the ARC/INFO system to enhance our GIS capabilities and to be compatible with other federal agencies. Our evaluation of lake chemistry data from the Environmental Protection Agency's National Surface Water Survey demonstrates the use of GIS as a tool for regional studies. In addition, the interfacing of SAS data sets and ARC/INFO attribute files is discussed. 8 refs.},
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