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Hydroacoustics Work Group (HaWG)

The Hydroacoustic Work Group (HaWG) provides guidance to the USGS Water Resources Mission Area regarding the support for and development of hydroacoustics instrumentation for use in streamflow, velocity, depth, and other hydraulic and hydrologic measurements.

This guidance often takes the form of advice regarding technical issues that need to be addressed, work priorities, and funding for hydroacoustics. The HaWG also facilitates communication between OSD and hydroacoustics users. It has rotational, permanent, cooperating agency, and ad hoc members. The rotational members serve 5-year terms. 

You can email the HaWG (GS-W HaWG All@usgs.gov) with questions and problems or contact one of the HaWG members with expertise in your particular area of interest.
 

Rotational Members 

Name Areas of Interest Contact Info
James Fountain (Chair) ADCP discharge measurements, Index velocity, GPS, Field software  Lower Mississippi Gulf Water Science Center (Baton Rouge, LA)
jrfount@usgs.gov
225-298-5481 x3228
Timothy (Shawn) Lemaster (Co-chair) ADCP discharge measurements, Index velocity, GPS, Field software Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center, Kentucky Office (Louisville, KY)
lemaster@usgs.gov
502-493-1905 
Mike Freeman ADCP discharge measurements, Index velocity, Bidirectional flow  Utah Water Science Center (West Valley City, UT)
mfreeman@usgs.gov
801-908-5012 
Marinna Martini Measurements in marine environments, Fixed deployment ADCPs  Marine Operations Facility (Woods Hole, MA)
mmartini@usgs.gov
508-457-2326 
John Mazurek ADP and ADCP moving-boat and mid-section measurements, Field software  South Atlantic Water Science Center (Arden, NC)
jmazurek@usgs.gov
828-778-8508 
Chany Huddleston-Adrianza ADCP discharge measurements, Index Velocity applications, Tidal Flows  California Water Science Center (Sacramento, CA)
chuddlestonadrianza@usgs.gov
916-374-8554 

 

Permanent Members 

Name Areas of Interest Contact Info
Mike Rehmel ADV and ADCP discharge measurements, Training Coordinator  Water Resources Mission Area, Office of Quality Assurance (Indianapolis, IN)
msrehmel@usgs.gov
317-600-2758 
David Mueller ADCP discharge measurements, Software development, Velocity mapping and bathymetry, Flow modeling  Water Resources Mission Area, Hydrologic Networks Branch (Louisville, KY)
dmueller@usgs.gov
502-493-1935
Scott Kimball   Hydrological Instrumentation Facility, Stennis Space Center, MS
skimball@usgs.gov
228-688-1589 

 

Agency Members 

Name Areas of Interest Contact Info
Tom Davie ADCP discharge measurements, Sediment transport, Velocity mapping  Environment and Climate Change Canada (Ottawa, Ontario)
tom.davie@canada.ca
403-512-1235 
John Goodson ADCP discharge measurements, Measurements near hydraulic structures  South Florida Water Management District (West Palm Beach, FL)
jgoodson@sfwmd.gov
561-682-2803 

 

Adhoc Members 

Name Areas of Interest Contact Info
Elizabeth Hittle NWIS User Group, Index velocity, Coastal flows  National Water Information System (NWIS) Surface Water Users Group, Pennsylvania Water Science Center (Williamsport, PA)
ehittle@usgs.gov
570-327-3181 

 

Photos of the HaWG

2014: The HaWG at the presentation of the Excellence in Leadership Award. 

The HaWG at the presentation of the Excellence in Leadership Award 2014
Hydroacoustic Work Group members present included: Brandy Armstron, Nick Stasulis, David Mueller, Jason McVay, Jeff East, Kevin Oberg, Liz Hittle, Mike Rehmel, and Molly Wood.

2002: The HaWG at a meeting in Menlo Park, CA. 

2002 HaWG group at Menlo Park, CA Metting
Those present included Hydroacoustic Work Group members: Phil Zyrmiak, Kevin Oberg, Brian Loving, John Goodson, Scott Morlock, John Shelton, Mike Rehmel, David Mueller, Victor Levesque, Paul-Emile Bergeron, Kirk Thibodeaux, Mike Simpson, and Jim DeRose. (Credit: Picasa)

2000: The HaWG at a meeting of the workgroup in Indianapolis, IN. 

2000: The HaWG at a meeting of the workgroup in Indianapolis, IN
Hydroacoustic Work Group members present included: Scott Morlock, Phil Zyrmiak, Kevin Oberg, Mike Simpson, Victor Levesque, David Mueller, Steve Lipscomb, Kirk Thibodeaux, Paul-Emile Bergeron, and John Goodson. (Credit: Picasa)

1999: The HaWG at the Hydroacoustics Workshop in Tampa, FL. 

1999: The HaWG at the Hydroacoustics Workshop in Tampa, FL
Hydroacoustic Work Group members present included: Scott Morlock, Phil Zyrmiak, Kevin Oberg, Mike Simpson, Victor Levesque, David Mueller, Steve Lipscomb, Kirk Thibodeaux, Paul-Emile Bergeron, and John Goodson.

1997: HaWG members conducting testing of Broadband ADCPs at the HIF Hydraulics Lab. 

1997: HaWG members conducting testeing of Broadband ADCPs at the HIF Hydraulics Lab.
Mike Simpson, Paul-Emile Bergeron, and David Mueller are shown in this photo. (Credit: Picasa)