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ACOUSTIC DOPPLER CURRENT PROFILES

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Product Number: 209227
Series: TM-03-A22
Scale: NO SCALE
Alternate ID: TM-03-A22
Authors: CHAD WAGNER R
Version Date: 12/01/2013
Countries: USA
Media: Paper
Format: Bound
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Description: 4/6/2009 Abstract The use of acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCPs) from a moving boat is now a commonly used method for measuring streamflow. The technology and methods for making ADCP-based discharge measurements are different from the technology and methods used to make traditional discharge measurements with mechanical meters. Although the ADCP is a valuable tool for measuring streamflow, it is only accurate when used with appropriate techniques. This report presents guidance on the use of ADCPs for measuring streamflow; this guidance is based on the experience of U.S. Geological Survey employees and published reports, papers, and memorandums of the U.S. Geological Survey. The guidance is presented in a logical progression, from predeployment planning, to field-data collection, and finally to post-processing of the collected data. Acoustic Doppler technology and the instruments currently (2008) available also are discussed to highlight the advantages and limitations of the technology. More in-depth, technical explanations of how an ADCP measures streamflow and what to do when measuring in moving-bed conditions are presented in the appendixes. ADCP users need to know the proper procedures for measuring discharge from a moving boat and why those procedures are required, so that when the user encounters unusual field conditions, the procedures can be adapted without sacrificing the accuracy of the streamflow-measurement data.
Survey Date: 2009
Height In Inches: 11.000
Two Sided: Yes
Pieces: 1
Languages: English
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