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Field intercomparison of channel master ADCP with RiverSonde Radar for measuring river discharge

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Abstract

The RiverSonde radar makes non-contact measurement of a horizontal swath of surface velocity across a river section. This radar, which has worked successfully at several rivers in the Western USA, has shown encouraging correlation with simultaneous measurements of average currents at one level recorded by an acoustic travel-time system. This work reports a field study intercomparing data sets from a 600 kHz Channel Master ADCP with the RiverSonde radar. The primary goal was to begin to explore the robustness of the radar data as a reliable index of discharge. This site Is at Three Mile Slough in Northern California, USA. The larger intent of the work is to examine variability in space and time of the radar's surface currents compared with subsurface flows across the river section. Here we examine data from a couple of periods with strong winds. ?? 2005 IEEE.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Field intercomparison of channel master ADCP with RiverSonde Radar for measuring river discharge
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of the IEEE Working Conference on Current Measurement Technology
First page:
111
Conference Title:
IEEE/OES Eight working Conference on Current Measurement Technology: Experimental, Practical and Operational Current and Wave Monitoring Systems and Applications
Conference Location:
Southhampton
Conference Date:
28 June 2005 through 29 June 2005