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

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Wahl T.L.Pugh C.A.Oberg K.A.Vermeyen T.B.Wahl T.L.Pugh C.A.Oberg K.A.Vermeyen T.B.

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Abstract

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 type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
In Search of Easy-to-Use Methods for Calibrating ADCP's for Velocity and Discharge Measurements
ISBN:
0784406553
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Hydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods
First page:
908
Last page:
918
Number of Pages:
11
Conference Title:
Hydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods 2002
Conference Location:
Estes Park, CO
Conference Date:
28 July 2002 through 1 August 2002