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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1001
USGS East-Coast Sediment Analysis: Procedures, Database, and GIS Data



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TYPE: Main program


PURPOSE: EMPSA (Coulter Counter; Figure 2, Figure 15) data records.


OPERATING SYSTEM: DOS version 3.0 or later, or DOS under Windows 3.1/95/98








INPUT: At the beginning of the first run, the operator will be prompted for diagnostics, printed output, and printer setup. Subsequently and for each sample thereafter the operator will be prompted for operator, requestor, cruise id, project id, sample id, lab number, and tube diameter.


OUTPUT: A raw data record stored to disk and a hard copy.


USAGE:  To use the program from DOS, change to the working directory and type: CLTRMS2K

To use the program from Windows 95/98, access it from the file manager or the Run command

For each analysis enter:

a) Operator

b) Requestor

c) Cruise id

d) Project id

e) Sample id

f) Lab Number

g) Tube diameter

h) Initial micron diameter

Press the Print/Plot button on the EMPSA after the analysis is complete and the “Waiting For Sample” prompt is given.

A copy of the identifiers and raw data are generated on the printer.

The operator may then save, reprint, or, if the data is no good, purge the data. Upon responding to any of the three choices, the program is recycled.

A default (carriage return) to any of the prompted identifiers other than sample id or Lab Number will enter the identifier from the previous analysis.


SEE ALSO: This program requires and/or generates the following associated data files. The files contain only ASCII (viewable) data and reside in the same directories (folders) as the associated executable.


CLTR.NDX -- Index file to CLTR.DAT. This file will be created in the working directory after the first execution of the program.


CLTR.DAT -- Reduced data generated by the program. The file contains data from all saved runs. It is maintained by the program SEDITY2K.EXE.


MS_LABEL.DAT (REQUIRED) -- The filename is spelled that way. This is a list of parameter names for the Multisizer II currently in use.


MSII.DAT (REQUIRED) -- This file is needed to use the test option (3) on the input port option menu (MSII=msii in lowercase).


RESTRICTIONS: This program runs only with output from a Beckman-Coulter Electronics Multisizer IIe EMPSA. Operator, requestor, cruise id, and project id may be up to 19 characters and have no imbedded spaces or commas. Speed requirements necessitate the BASIC source code be compiled into machine language.


AUTHOR/MAINTENANCE: Eliason Data Services, Mashpee, MA 02649; L. Poppe, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA 02543  

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