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Recent developments in hydrologic instrumentation

American Water Resources Association Technical Publication Series 86-1

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Edited by:
Douglas L. Kane

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Abstract

The programs of the U.S. Geological Survey require instrumentation for collecting and monitoring hydrologic data in cold regions. The availability of space-age materials and implementation of modern electronics and mechanics is making possible the recent developments of hydrologic instrumentation, especially in the area of measuring streamflow under ice cover. Material developments include: synthetic-fiber sounding and tag lines; polymer (plastic) sheaves, pulleys, and sampler components; and polymer (plastic) current-meter bucket wheels. Electronic and mechanical developments include: a current-meter digitizer; a fiber-optic closure system for current-meters; non-contact water-level sensors; an adaptable hydrologic data acquisition system; a minimum data recorder; an ice rod; an ice foot; a handled sediment sampler; a light weight ice auger with improved cutter head and blades; and an ice chisel.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book
Publication Subtype:
Conference publication
Title:
Recent developments in hydrologic instrumentation
Series title:
American Water Resources Association Technical Publication Series
Series number:
86-1
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Water Resources Association
Publisher location:
Bethesda, MD
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Title:
Symposium: Cold Regions Hydrology
First page:
131
Last page:
134
Number of Pages:
4
Conference Title:
Cold Regions Hydrology
Conference Location:
Fairbanks, AK
Conference Date:
1986-07-22T00:00:00