observational day

observational day

[‚äb·zər′vā·shən·əl ¦dā]
(geophysics)
Any 24-hour period selected as the basis for climatological or hydrological observations.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The purpose of this observational day was not only to combat illiteracy but also to promote literacy as a tool that could empower individuals as well as whole communities.
The behavioral data points of the piglets were aggregated into sums of each pen and each observational day and analyzed using fixed effects of observational day and random pen, replicate and operator (individual watching the video) effects.
Observations occurred as follows for a total of 124 hrs: (1) every other week from 14:00 to 17:00 hrs (72 hrs, 6 hrs/month, 24 observational days), (2) during a monthly census of the squirrels (36 hrs, 3 hrs/month, 12 observational days), and (3) during general behavioral observations conducted as a separate study (16 hrs total, 2 observational days per species).

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