Direct Readout of Sediment Analyses by Settling Tube for Computer Processing

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Science  03 Jul 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3627, pp. 51
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3627.51


Sediment fall-velocities measured by the Woods Hole Rapid Sediment Analyzer can now be obtained directly on punched paper tape in a form suitable for processing by a computer. This technique saves much time because it eliminates manual card punching, a step in which an operator transfers values from sediment analyses to punch cards in order to make the data acceptable tocomputers.