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USGS Hydroacoustics Work Group

The Hydroacoustic Work Group (HaWG) provides guidance to the Office of Surface Water (OSW) regarding the support for and development of hydroacoustics instrumentation for use in streamflow, velocity, depth, and other hydraulic and hydrologic measurements. This guidance often takes the form of advice regarding technical issues that need to be addressed, work priorities, and funding for hydroacoustics within the OSW. The HaWG also facilitates communication between OSW and hydroacoustics users. It has rotational, permanent, ad hoc, and cooperating agency members. The rotational members serve 5-year terms.


Hydroacoustics Work Group

HaWG Wins Excellence in Leadership Award

The charter for the HaWG defines the purpose, composition, membership, responsibilities, and other aspects of the Work Group.

You can email the HaWG (GS-W HaWG All@usgs.gov) with questions and problems.

Current HaWG Members

Name Organizational Unit/Location Phone
Rotational Members
Shawn LeMaster Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana WSC, Kentucky Office, Louisville, KY 502-493-1905
Sonny Anderson Florida WSC, Orlando, FL 407-803-5576
Mike Freeman West Valley City, UT 801-908-5012
James Fountain Lower Mississippi Gulf Water Science Center, Baton Rouge, LA 225-298-5481 x3228
Jeff Conaway Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK 907-786-7041
Marinna Martini Woods Hole, MA 508-457-2326
Permanent Members
David Mueller Hydrologic Networks Branch, Louisville, KY 502-493-1935
Molly Wood Hydrologic Networks Branch, Boise, ID 208-387-1320
Mike Rehmel Office of Quailty Assurance, Indianapolis, IN 317-600-2758
Brandy Armstrong Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility, Stennis Space Center, MS 228-688-1508
Adhoc Member
Elizabeth Hittle NWIS SW Users Group, Pennsylvania WSC, Williamsport, PA 570-327-3181
Cooperating Agency Members
Elizabeth Jamieson Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ottawa, Ontario 613-992-9337
John Goodson South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL 561-682-2803

Photos of the HaWG

2014: The HaWG at the presentation of the Excellence in Leadership Award
Hydroacoustic Work Group members present included: Brandy Armstron, Nick Stasulis, David Mueller, Jason McVay, Jeff East, Kevin Oberg, Liz Hittle, Mike Rehmel, and Molly Wood.

2009: Paul-Emile Bergeron was a valued member of the HaWG from its inception until his untimely death in 2012.

2002: The HaWG at a meeting in Menlo Park, CA.
Those present included Hydroacoustic Work Group members: Phil Zyrmiak, Kevin Oberg, Brian Loving, John Goodson, Scott Morlock, John Shelton, Mike Rehmel, David Mueller, Victor Levesque, Paul-Emile Bergeron, Kirk Thibodeaux, Mike Simpson, and Jim DeRose.

2000: The HaWG at a meeting of the workgroup in Indianapolis, IN.
Hydroacoustic Work Group members present included: Scott Morlock, Phil Zyrmiak, Kevin Oberg, Mike Simpson, Victor Levesque, David Mueller, Steve Lipscomb, Kirk Thibodeaux, Paul-Emile Bergeron, and John Goodson.

1999: The HaWG at the Hydroacoustics Workshop in Tampa, FL.
Hydroacoustic Work Group members present included: Scott Morlock, Phil Zyrmiak, Kevin Oberg, Mike Simpson, Victor Levesque, David Mueller, Steve Lipscomb, Kirk Thibodeaux, Paul-Emile Bergeron, and John Goodson.

1997: HaWG members conducting testeing of Broadband ADCPs at the HIF Hydraulics Lab.
Mike Simpson, Paul-Emile Bergeron, and David Mueller are shown in this photo.

Areas of Expertise

Name

Areas of Expertise

Sonny Anderson ADCP discharge measurements, Index Velocity applications, Tidal Flows
Jeff Conaway ADCP discharge measurements, Velocity Mapping, Bathymetry, Flow modeling
James Fountain ADCP discharge measurements, Index velocity, GPS, Field software
Mike Freeman ADCP discharge measurements, Index velocity, Bidirectional flow
Brandy Armstrong Testing of acoustic instruments, Measurements in marine environments, Fixed deployment ADCPs
Marinna Martini Measurements in marine environments, Fixed deployment ADCPs
David Mueller ADCP discharge measurements, Software development, Velocity mapping and bathymetry, Flow modeling
Molly Wood ADCP discharge measurements, Index velocity, Sediment acoustics and sampling
Mike Rehmel ADV and ADCP discharge measurements, Training Coordinator
Elizabeth Hittle NWIS User Group, Index velocity, Coastal flows
Elizabeth Jamieson ADCP discharge measurements, Sediment transport, Velocity mapping
John Goodson ADCP discharge measurements, Measurements near hydraulic structures