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


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: Acoustics | Doppler systems | Water discharge measurement | Water discharge | Flow measurement | Geological surveys | Water flow | Shores

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