Calibration and Maintenance of Vertical-Axis Type Current Meters

U.S. Geological Survey, Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, Book 8, Chapter B2

By George F. Smoot and Charles E. Novak

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The series of manuals on techniques describes procedures for planning and executing specialized work in water-resources investigations. The material is grouped under major subject headings called books and further subdivided into sections and chapters; Section B of Book 8 is on instruments for measurement of discharge.

The unit of publication, the chapter, is limited to a narrow field of subject matter. This format permits flexibility in revision and publication as the need arises.

Provisional drafts of chapters are distributed to field offices of the U.S. Geological Survey for their use. These drafts are subject to revision because of experience in use or because of advancement in knowledge, techniques, or equipment. After the technique described in a chapter is sufficiently developed, the chapter is published and is sold by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1200 South Eads Street, Arlington, VA 22202 (authorized agent of Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office).

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Smoot, G.F., and Novak, C.E., 1968, Calibration and maintenance of vertical-axis type current meters: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques Water-Resources Investigations, book 8, chap. B2, 23 p. (Also available at

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