USGS Scientists launching an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).

2 men leaning over boat holding Automomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)

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USGS Scientists launching an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV)

An AUV can provide high spatial resolution of water-quality characteristics; such as, temperature, specific conductance, dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity, chlorophyll, and blue-green algae. The instrument can also provide bathymetry data, water velocity profiles, and side-scan sonar imagery.  All of these data are collected simultaneously as the self-propelled AUV runs its pre-programmed mission. The result is a snapshot of the characteristic of interest over a broad area at one point in time.

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Location Taken: US