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Consistent and efficient processing of ADCP streamflow measurements

January 1, 2016

The use of Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) from a moving boat is a commonly used method for measuring streamflow. Currently, the algorithms used to compute the average depth, compute edge discharge, identify invalid data, and estimate velocity and discharge for invalid data vary among manufacturers. These differences could result in different discharges being computed from identical data. Consistent computational algorithm, automated filtering, and quality assessment of ADCP streamflow measurements that are independent of the ADCP manufacturer are being developed in a software program that can process ADCP moving-boat discharge measurements independent of the ADCP used to collect the data.

Publication Year 2016
Title Consistent and efficient processing of ADCP streamflow measurements
DOI 10.1201/9781315644479-104
Authors David S. Mueller
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Index ID 70190182
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Office of Surface Water