QRev—Software for computation and quality assurance of acoustic doppler current profiler moving-boat streamflow measurements—Technical manual for version 2.8

Open-File Report 2016-1068
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Abstract

The software program, QRev applies common and consistent computational algorithms combined with automated filtering and quality assessment of the data to improve the quality and efficiency of streamflow measurements and helps ensure that U.S. Geological Survey streamflow measurements are consistent, accurate, and independent of the manufacturer of the instrument used to make the measurement. Software from different manufacturers uses different algorithms for various aspects of the data processing and discharge computation. The algorithms used by QRev to filter data, interpolate data, and compute discharge are documented and compared to the algorithms used in the manufacturers’ software. QRev applies consistent algorithms and creates a data structure that is independent of the data source. QRev saves an extensible markup language (XML) file that can be imported into databases or electronic field notes software. This report is the technical manual for version 2.8 of QRev.

Suggested Citation

Mueller, D.S., 2016, QRev—Software for computation and quality assurance of acoustic Doppler current profiler moving-boat streamflow measurements—Technical manual for version 2.8: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 2016–1068, 79 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161068.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Description of Software 
  • Data Processing Algorithms
  • Discharge Computation 
  • Measurement Quality Assessment
  • Uncertainty Computation
  • Data File Formats
  • Summary and Need for Further Development
  • References
  • Appendix 1—Internal Data Format 
  • Appendix 2—Extensible Markup Language (XML) Output Format

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title QRev—Software for computation and quality assurance of acoustic doppler current profiler moving-boat streamflow measurements—Technical manual for version 2.8
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2016-1068
DOI 10.3133/ofr20161068
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Office of Surface Water
Description vi, 79 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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