Fact Sheet 2013–3028
The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide examples of how the U.S. Geological Survey is using acoustic Doppler current profilers for much more than routine discharge measurements. These instruments are capable of mapping complex three-dimensional flow fields within rivers, lakes, and estuaries. Using the Velocity Mapping Toolbox to process the ADCP data allows detailed visualization of the data, providing valuable information for a range of studies and applications.
First posted May 22, 2013
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Jackson, P.R., 2013, Visualizing flow fields using acoustic Doppler current profilers and the Velocity Mapping Toolbox: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013–3028, 4 p., https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2013/3028/.