Short term monitoring refers to the process of monitoring a system or situation over a short period of time, typically for immediate or immediate-term purposes. This type of monitoring is often used to gather real-time data, identify immediate issues or problems, and make quick decisions or interventions. Short term monitoring may involve the use of sensors, surveillance systems, or other monitoring tools to collect data and provide immediate feedback.
On the other hand, long term monitoring involves monitoring a system or situation over an extended period of time, often for strategic or long-term planning purposes. This type of monitoring is used to track trends, patterns, and changes over time, and to assess the effectiveness of interventions or strategies implemented. Long term monitoring may involve the collection and analysis of data over months or years, and may require more comprehensive monitoring systems or methods.
Both short term and long term monitoring are important for different purposes. Short term monitoring helps in identifying immediate issues and taking immediate actions, while long term monitoring helps in understanding trends and making informed decisions for the future.