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The USGS Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility supports the water-resource monitoring and evaluation efforts of USGS scientists and other Federal agencies by providing quality-assured hydrologic equipment and instrumentation. The HIF also provides training, repairs, calibrations, and testing services through our instrument warehouse and testing laboratories. HIF facilities are available to USGS; other Federal, State, and local agencies; academic facilities; and private industry.

Training at the HIF

Training at the HIF

The HIF offers several hydrologic instrument training courses to USGS as well as other federal and state agencies. Courses provide lectures and hands-on experience with equipment and instruments.

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HIF product catalog

HIF product catalog

The HIF rents and sells quality-assured hydrologic equipment to the USGS and other Federal and State agencies ONLY.

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Year Published: 2016

Evaluation of the Storm 3 data logger manufactured by WaterLOG/Xylem Incorporated—Results of bench, temperature, and field deployment testing

The Storm 3 is a browser-based data logger manufactured by WaterLOG/Xylem Incorporated that operates over a temperature range of −40 to 60 degrees Celsius (°C). A Storm logger with no built-in telemetry (Storm3-00) and a logger with built-in cellular modem (Storm3-03) were evaluated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrologic...

Kunkle, Gerald A.
Attribution: Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Minerals, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, Mineral Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Minerals, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, Mineral Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Minerals, , Energy and Minerals, Mineral Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Mauritania, Minerals, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, Energy and Minerals, Mineral Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Minerals, Alaska Science Center, Mineral Resources Program, Region 11: Alaska, Wildlife Program, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Washington Water Science Center, Water Resources, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Cooperative Research Units, National Wildlife Health Center, Ecosystems, National Wildlife Health Center, Ecosystems, Biology and Ecosystems, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Energy & Wildlife, United States of America, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Volcano Hazards Program Office, United States of America, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Environmental Health, Contaminant Biology Program, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, United States of America, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Kansas Water Science Center, Environmental Health, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, , National Wildlife Health Center, Ecosystems, Washington Water Science Center, Water Resources, Western Geographic Science Center, Kansas Water Science Center, Water Resources, , Ecosystems, New England Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Oregon Water Science Center, Water Resources, Idaho Water Science Center, Water Resources, Cooperative Research Units, Cooperative Research Units, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Environmental Health, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Water Resources, Land Change Science Program, United States of America, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Alaska Science Center, Region 11: Alaska, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Ecosystems, United States of America, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Land Change Science Program, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, United States of America, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Ecosystems, , , Volcano Hazards Program Office, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Sage-grouse & Sagebrush Ecosystem, United States of America, Office of Science Quality and Integrity, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Environmental Health, Contaminant Biology Program, , United States of America, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Nevada Water Science Center, Water Resources, United States of America, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Oregon Water Science Center, Water Resources, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, California Water Science Center, Environmental Health, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, California Water Science Center, Environmental Health, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, , Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, Land Change Science Program, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, United States of America, , Volcano Hazards Program Office, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Washington Water Science Center, Water Resources, , Water Resources, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, , Volcano Hazards Program Office, Biology and Ecosystems, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, United States of America, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Western Geographic Science Center, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Sage-grouse & Sagebrush Ecosystem, United States of America, Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center, Land Resources, Region 11: Alaska, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Sage-grouse & Sagebrush Ecosystem, United States of America, , Water Resources, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , United States of America, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Hurricane Sandy, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Environmental Health, Contaminant Biology Program, United States of America, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, , California Water Science Center, Environmental Health, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, Astrogeology Science Center, Natural Hazards, , , Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Energy & Wildlife, United States of America, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Energy & Wildlife, United States of America, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, United States of America, Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, United States of America, , Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, , United States of America, Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center, Water Resources, , Astrogeology Science Center, Natural Hazards, , , Astrogeology Science Center, Natural Hazards, , , Astrogeology Science Center, Natural Hazards, , , Cooperative Research Units, Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Virginia, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Ecosystems, , New York Water Science Center, Water Resources, New York Water Science Center, Water Resources, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Water Resources, , Volcano Hazards Program Office, Central Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Geology, Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center, Mineral Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Landslide Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Colorado, United States of America, Utah Water Science Center, Water Resources, National Water Quality Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Utah Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Ecosystems, New England Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, , , Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Chile, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, Sage-grouse & Sagebrush Ecosystem, , United States of America, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, , United States of America, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Water, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center, Indiana, United States of America, Water, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Ohio, United States of America, New Jersey Water Science Center, Environmental Health, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Hurricane Sandy, Idaho Water Science Center, Water Resources, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, Land Resources, Washington Water Science Center, Water Resources, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Environmental Health, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Energy & Wildlife, United States of America, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Oklahoma, United States of America, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Water Resources, United States of America, Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility
Kunkle, G.A., 2016, Evaluation of the Storm 3 data logger manufactured by Waterlog/Xylem Incorporated—Results of Bench, Temperature, and Field Deployment Testing: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1054, 9 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161054.

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The effect of suspended sediment and color on ultraviolet spectrophotometric nitrate sensors

Four commercially available ultraviolet nitrate spectrophotometric sensors were evaluated by the U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (HIF) to determine the effects of suspended sediment concentration (SSC) and colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) on sensor accuracy. The evaluated sensors were: the Hach NITRATAX plus sc (5...

Snazelle, Teri T.
Snazelle, T.T., 2016, The effect of suspended sediment and color on ultraviolet spectrophotometric nitrate sensors: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 2016−1014, 10 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161014.

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Evaluation of the 8310-N-S manufactured by Sutron–Results of bench, temperature, and field deployment testing

The Sutron 8310-N-S (8310) data collection platform (DCP) manufactured by Sutron Corporation was evaluated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (HIF) for conformance to the manufacturer’s specifications for recording and transmitting data. The 8310-N-S is a National Electrical Manufacturers Association (...

Kunkle, Gerald A.
Kunkle, G.A., 2016, Evaluation of the 8310 manufactured by Sutron—Results of bench, temperature, and field deployment testing: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1210, 6 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151210.