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Helicopter-based videos and field measurements of flow depth and velocity from the Tanana River, Alaska, acquired on July 24, 2019

November 10, 2021

This data release includes videos acquired from a helicopter and field measurements of flow depth and velocity from the Tanana River near Nenana, Alaska, obtained on July 24, 2019. This parent data release includes links to child pages for two data sets produced during the study: 1. Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) field measurements of flow depth and velocity from the Tanana River, Alaska, collected on July 24, 2019. 2. Videos of the Tanana River, Alaska, acquired from a helicopter on July 24, 2019. Please refer to the individual child pages for further detail about each data set. Overall, these data were used to assess the potential to estimate surface flow velocities and water depths in sediment-laden rivers from helicopter-based, hovering image sequences using particle image velocimetry (PIV) techniques and flow resistance equations. The field measurements of flow velocity and water depth were used for accuracy assessment. Remote sensing of flow velocities and depths could provide a more efficient, cost-effective alternative to conventional field-based methods of measuring channel hydraulics and thus become an important component of non-contact approaches to streamgaging.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2021
Title Helicopter-based videos and field measurements of flow depth and velocity from the Tanana River, Alaska, acquired on July 24, 2019
DOI 10.5066/P9A7J0AN
Authors Carl J Legleiter, Paul J Kinzel
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Integrated Modeling & Prediction Division