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ADCP data from rivers in Alaska, September 18-20, 2016

April 13, 2018

The U.S. Geological Survey obtained measurements of channel geometry, flow velocity, and river discharge from five rivers in Alaska September 18-20, 2016, to support research on remote sensing of river discharge. The streamflow data were acquired from the Knik, Matanuska, Chena, and Salcha Rivers and Montana Creek using TeleDyne RD Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs), including the RioPro, StreamPro, and RiverRay models. The original *.mmt and *.pd0 format files are provided in this data release.

These ADCP data sets were used to provide information on channel geometry and to assess the accuracy of surface flow velocities, water depths, and river discharges based on thermal image time series acquired from bridges above each river. The goal of this project was to assess the feasibility of measuring river discharge from remotely sensed data.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2018
Title ADCP data from rivers in Alaska, September 18-20, 2016
DOI 10.5066/F7J964K7
Authors Legleiter Carl J.
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization National Research Program

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