Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (HIF)

Publications

A searchable database of all USGS publications can be accessed at the USGS Publications Warehouse.

Search Pubs Warehouse

Filter Total Items: 11
Publication Thumbnail
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.
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.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2016

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.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2016

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.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2015

Hydraulic laboratory testing of Sontek-IQ Plus

The SonTek-IQ Plus (IQ Plus) is a bottom-mounted Doppler instrument used for the measurement of water depth and velocity. Evaluation testing of the IQ Plus was performed to assess the accuracy of water depth, discharge, and velocity measurements. The IQ Plus met the manufacturer’s specifications and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) standard...

Fulford, Janice M.; Kimball, Scott
Fulford, J.M., and Kimball, Scott, 2015, Hydraulic laboratory testing of SonTek-IQ Plus: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1139, 16 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151139.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2015

Accuracy testing of steel and electric groundwater-level measuring tapes: Test method and in-service tape accuracy

The accuracy of groundwater-level tapes was investigated by developing a tape calibration method and device and testing the accuracy of a sample of groundwater-level tapes with the calibration method and device. The sample of tapes included in-service U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Science Center steel and electric groundwater-level tapes....

Fulford, Janice M.; Clayton, Christopher S.
Fulford, J.M., and Clayton, C.S., 2015, Accuracy testing of steel and electric groundwater-level measuring tapes—Test method and in-service tape accuracy: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1137, 31 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151137.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2015

Laboratory evaluation of the pressure water level data logger manufactured by Infinities USA, Inc.: results of pressure and temperature tests

The Pressure Water Level Data Logger manufactured by Infinities USA, Inc., was evaluated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility for conformance with the manufacturer’s stated accuracy specifications for measuring pressure throughout the device’s operating temperature range and with the USGS accuracy...

Carnley, Mark V.
Carnley, M.V., 2015, Laboratory evaluation of the pressure water level data logger manufactured by Infinities USA, Inc.—Results of pressure and temperature tests: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1049, 14 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151049. ISSN 2331-1258 (online)

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2015

Results from laboratory and field testing of nitrate measuring spectrophotometers

Five ultraviolet (UV) spectrophotometer nitrate analyzers were evaluated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (HIF) during a two-phase evaluation. In Phase I, the TriOS ProPs (10-millimeter (mm) path length), Hach NITRATAX plus sc (5-mm path length), Satlantic Submersible UV Nitrate Analyzer (SUNA, 10-mm path...

Snazelle, Teri T.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2015

Evaluation of Xylem EXO water-quality sondes and sensors

Two models of multiparameter sondes manufactured by Xylem, parent company of Yellow Springs Incorporated (YSI)—EXO1 and EXO2—equipped with EXO conductivity/temperature (C/T), pH, dissolved oxygen (DO), and turbidity sensors, were evaluated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility. The sondes and...

Snazelle, Teri T.
Snazelle, T.T., 2015, Evaluation of Xylem EXO water-quality sondes and sensors: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1063, 28 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151063.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2015

Accuracy testing of electric groundwater-level measurement tapes

Electric tapes are used to measure groundwater levels and to verify the accuracy of pressure transducers installed in wells. Electric tapes are generally assumed to be accurate to ±0.01 foot (ft), but little information is available from the manufacturers and no accuracy studies have been conducted to confirm this value. This study measured...

Jelinski, Jim; Clayton, Christopher S.; Fulford, Janice M.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2015

Laboratory and field tests of the Sutron RLR-0003-1 water level sensor

Three Sutron RLR-0003-1 water level sensors were tested in laboratory conditions to evaluate the accuracy of the sensor over the manufacturer’s specified operating temperature and distance-to-water ranges. The sensor was also tested for compliance to SDI-12 communication protocol and in field conditions at a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)...

Fulford, Janice M.; Bryars, R. Scott
Fulford, J.M., and Bryars, R.S., 2015, Laboratory and field tests of the Sutron RLR-0003-1 water level sensor: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1217, 20 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141217.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2013

Laboratory evaluation of the Level TROLL 100 manufactured by In-Situ Inc.: results of pressure and temperature tests

The Level TROLL 100 manufactured by In-Situ Inc. was evaluated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (HIF) for conformance to the manufacturer’s accuracy specifications for measuring pressure throughout the device’s operating temperature range. The Level TROLL 100 is a submersible, sealed, water-level sensing...

Carnley, Mark V.; Fulford, Janice M.; Brooks, Myron H.
Laboratory evaluation of the Level TROLL 100 manufactured by In-Situ Inc.: results of pressure and temperature tests; 2013; OFR; 2013-1173; Carnley, Mark V.; Fulford, Janice M.; Brooks, Myron H.