Validation monitoring

What is Validation monitoring?

Validation monitoring meaning Determines if predictive model coefficients are adequately protecting the targeted resources. A long-term commitment to data collection is often required to establish an adequate data base. If the standard, which requires use of 50 percent or less of streamside herbaceous forage, for example, fails to achieve the desired instream habitat condition, then the standard would have to be modified for less forage consumption in the riparian complex(es) (USFS, modified).

 

reference: USGS – Glossary of Water-Quality Monitoring Term