Radar stage uncertainty

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The U.S. Geological Survey is investigating the performance of radars used for stage (or water-level) measurement. This paper presents a comparison of estimated uncertainties and data for radar water-level measurements with float, bubbler, and wire weight water-level measurements. The radar sensor was also temperature-tested in a laboratory. The uncertainty estimates indicate that radar measurements are more accurate than uncorrected pressure sensors at higher water stages, but are less accurate than pressure sensors at low stages. Field data at two sites indicate that radar sensors may have a small negative bias. Comparison of field radar measurements with wire weight measurements found that the radar tends to measure slightly lower values as stage increases. Copyright ASCE 2005.
Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Radar stage uncertainty
ISBN 0784407924; 9780784407929
DOI 10.1061/40792(173)434
Year Published 2005
Language English
Larger Work Title World Water Congress 2005: Impacts of Global Climate Change - Proceedings of the 2005 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress
First page 434
Conference Title 2005 World Water and Environmental Resources Congress
Conference Location Anchorage, AK
Conference Date 15 May 2005 through 19 May 2005
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