Consistent and efficient processing of ADCP streamflow measurements

Edited by: George ConstantinescuMarcelo H. Garcia, and Dan Hanes



The use of Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCPs) from a moving boat is a commonly used method for measuring streamflow. Currently, the algorithms used to compute the average depth, compute edge discharge, identify invalid data, and estimate velocity and discharge for invalid data vary among manufacturers. These differences could result in different discharges being computed from identical data. Consistent computational algorithm, automated filtering, and quality assessment of ADCP streamflow measurements that are independent of the ADCP manufacturer are being developed in a software program that can process ADCP moving-boat discharge measurements independent of the ADCP used to collect the data.

Additional publication details

Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Consistent and efficient processing of ADCP streamflow measurements
ISBN 978-1-138-02913-2
DOI 10.1201/9781315644479-104
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Taylor & Francis Group
Publisher location Boca Raton, FL
Contributing office(s) Office of Surface Water
Description 9 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title River Flow 2016: Proceedings of the international conference on fluvial hydraulics
First page 655
Last page 663
Conference Title River Flow 2016: The international conference on fluvial hydraulics
Conference Location St. Louis, MO
Conference Date July 11-14 2016