Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler for Inlet Current Measurements

by Yen-hsi Chu, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Michael Metcalf, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
J. Bailey Smith, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Trap Puckette, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Gilbert K. Nersesian, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering

Abstract: A BroadBand Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (BroadBand ADCP) was used to survey tidal currents at Shinnecock and Moriches Inlets, Long Island, NY. Measurements were made remotely form a survey, vessel, at regular intervals throughout the water column. The Continuous data collected along the measured transects provides the cross-sectional velocity distributions and reveals large scale eddies occurring at channel sides of the inlet near jetty heads during the flood phase of tides.

Subject Headings: Inlets (waterway) | Doppler systems | Acoustic techniques | Flow measurement | Ocean currents | Tides | Velocity distribution | Hydrographic surveys | Ships | North America | United States | New York

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