An Acoustic Doppler Discharge-Measurement System

by Michael R. Simpson, U.S. Geological Survey, Sacramento, United States,
Richard N. Oltmann, U.S. Geological Survey, Sacramento, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: A discharge-measurement system that uses a vessel-mounted acoustic Doppler current profiler has been developed and tested by the U.S. Geological Survey. Discharge measurements using the system require a fraction of the time needed for conventional current-meter discharge measurements and do not require shore-based navigational aids or tag lines for positioning the vessel.

Subject Headings: Doppler systems | Acoustic techniques | Water discharge measurement | Computer software | Geology | Geological surveys | Shores | Navigation (geomatic)

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