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Slope-Area Computation program
Entry ID: USGS_SAC


Summary
Abstract: The Slope-Area Computation (SAC) program follows USGS standardized procedures for computing discharge by the slope-area method. SACGUI is a stand-alone, runnable Java Archive (JAR) that interfaces with the SAC command-line Fortran program. SAC solves the 1-D steady-state energy and continuity equations for discharge given upstream and downstream water-surface elevations and hydraulic channel properties. The basic technique is presented in Measurement of Peak Discharge by the Slope-Area Method (Dalrymple and Benson, 1967). SACGUI provides a graphical wrapper around SAC to assist the user in developing the requried input files and viewing the results.
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Description: Access the Slope-Area Computation Program.
Service Citation
Edition: 1.0.03
Service Keywords
DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION >STATISTICAL APPLICATIONS Parameter Definition

Use Constraints Software and related material (data and (or) documentation), contained in or furnished in connection with a software distribution, are made available by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to be used in the public interest and in the advancement of science. You may, without any fee or cost, use, copy, modify, or distribute this software, and any derivative works thereof, and its supporting ... View entire text
Service Provider
DOI/USGS/WRD/OSW > Office of Surface Water, Water Resource Division, USGS, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://water.usgs.gov/osw/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: WATER WEBSERVER TEAM - USGS
Phone: 703-648-4000;1-800-426-9000
Email: h2oteam at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS National Center
Water Resources Division
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192-0002
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: h2osoft at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S.G.S.
Hydrologic Analysis Software Support Program
437 National Center
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-12-07
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-10-22


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