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Velocity Meter Deployments

Mounts for index velocity meters should meet the following criteria:

Example deployments available on this page:


Speed Rail

Speed Rail is aluminum structural pipe fittings and a popular material in which to construct index-velocity meter mounts. It can be ordered direct or from a local supplier http://www.hollaender.com/.


Examples of Side-Looking Deployments

The following are illustrations and descriptions of actual mounts used at index-velocity stations.

Florida Bay USGS Gage and Mounts

 

Miami, Florida USGS Mount

 

Tampa, Florida USGS Mount

 

Indiana Bridge Pier Mount

 

I-beam Mounts


 

California Side-looking Mount

 

Under-Ice Mount


Examples of Upward-Looking Deployments

Illustration of Bottom Mount with Recovery Buoy

 

Sea Spider from OceanScience, Inc.

 

PVC Pipe Bottom Deployment