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In Search of Easy-to-Use Methods for Calibrating ADCP's for Velocity and Discharge Measurements

January 1, 2002

A cost-effective procedure for calibrating acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCP) in the field was presented. The advantages and disadvantages of various methods which are used for calibrating ADCP were discussed. The proposed method requires the use of differential global positioning system (DGPS) with sub-meter accuracy and standard software for collecting ADCP data. The method involves traversing a long (400-800 meter) course at a constant compass heading and speed, while collecting simultaneous DGPS and ADCP data.

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Publication Year 2002
Title In Search of Easy-to-Use Methods for Calibrating ADCP's for Velocity and Discharge Measurements
DOI
Authors K. Oberg
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
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Index ID 70023868
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization