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Experimental Acoustic Velocity Measurements in a Tidally Affected Stream

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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

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) constructed a continuous steamgaging station on the tidally affected Escatawpa River at Interstate 10 near Orange Grove, Mississippi, in August 2001. The gage collects water quantity parameters of stage and stream velocity, and water quality parameters of water temperature, specific conductance, and salinity. Data are transmitted to the local USGS office via the GOES satellite and are presented on a near real-time web page. Due to tidal effects, the stream has multiple flow regimes which include downstream, bi-directional, and reverse flows. Advances in acoustic technology have made it possible to gage streams of this nature where conventional methods have been unsuccessful. An experimental mount was designed in an attempt to recognize, describe, and quantify these flow regimes by using acoustic Doppler equipment.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Experimental Acoustic Velocity Measurements in a Tidally Affected Stream
ISBN:
0784406553
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Hydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods
First page:
526
Last page:
534
Number of Pages:
9
Conference Title:
Hydraulic Measurements and Experimental Methods 2002
Conference Location:
Estes Park, CO
Conference Date:
28 July 2002 through 1 August 2002