Editing Vertical Information in TRDI SxS Pro

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In this video, we will discuss how to edit vertical information during playback of a measurement in TRDI SxS Pro. Note: Use of trade names is for descriptive purposes only, and does not imply endorsement by the USGS. For additional videos in this series, visit the following link: https://www2.usgs.gov/humancapital/ecd/hydrotube/hydrotube-ADCP.html


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Length: 00:02:25

Location Taken: Augusta, ME, US


Hi, my name is Nick Stasulis and I work with the Maine Office of the New England Water Science Center.   In this video, we will discuss how to edit vertical information during playback of a measurement in TRDI SxS Pro.

During playback and review of a measurement in SxS Pro, you may find entries that are incorrect and need to be fixed, like an incorrect transducer depth, or entries that need to be changed based on data quality or a more detailed analysis, like extrapolation, water track error threshold or the water depth source.

These fields can be easily edited by double clicking on a vertical in the contour view or in the tabular display, or by selecting a station and pressing F7. The vertical dialog allows you to change this information for the selected vertical. For example, an erroneous ADCP depth could be edited for a vertical. If the ADCP depth was incorrect for all verticals, you can use the apply to all button.

If there is data that needs screening in a vertical, you can change the water track error velocity for each vertical here. This will only change the value for the vertical you are editing. If there is a significant amount of invalid data that is due to depth reference issues, you could switch between bottom track, vertical beam, composite and manual depth here. This can be applied to the vertical you are editing or all verticals.

Extrapolation methods are changed here, and can be applied to only this vertical, or to all verticals. Usually, the extrapolation method will apply to all verticals. However, if the velocity profile changes significantly in the cross section, the extrapolation method can be changed for individual verticals.  Notes on the vertical can also be made here. Many of the fields in this dialog are covered in more detail in other videos in this series.

You can also edit manual verticals and edge information by double clicking those verticals on the contour view or tabular view.

If any changes are made from the default settings, or the settings used during data collection, it’s good practice to document those changes in measurement notes. Also, be sure these changes are made before finalizing the measurement and importing into SVMobile. Once your changes are complete, select OK, which will reprocess the measurement and apply the changes.