Entropy-Based Assessment of Water Quality Monitoring Networks Academic Article uri icon


  • Assessment of water quality monitoring networks requires potential methods to delineate the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of current monitoring programs. To this end, the concept of entropy has been considered a promising method in previous studies as it quantitatively measures the information produced by a network. This paper revises the entropy methodology developed in an earlier study and introduces a new approach for the assessment of combined spatial/temporal frequencies of monitoring networks. The results are demonstrated in the case of water quality data observed along the Mississippi River in Louisiana.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Hydrologic Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Ozkul, S., Harmancioglu, N. B., & Singh, V. P.

citation count

  • 99

complete list of authors

  • Ozkul, Sevinc||Harmancioglu, Nilgun B||Singh, Vijay P

publication date

  • January 2000