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Broad-band acoustic Doppler current profiler

January 1, 1993

The broad-band acoustic Doppler current profiler is an instrument that determines velocity based on the Doppler principle by reflecting acoustic signals off sediment particles in the water. The instrument is capable of measuring velocity magnitude and direction throughout a water column and of measuring water depth. It is also capable of bottom tracking and can, therefore, keep track of its own relative position as it is moved across a channel. Discharge measurements can be made quickly and, based on limited tests, accurately with this instrument.

Publication Year 1993
Title Broad-band acoustic Doppler current profiler
DOI 10.1016/0955-5986(93)90008-7
Authors Ernest D. Cobb
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Flow Measurement and Instrumentation
Index ID 70018216
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse