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Prerequisite Material for the SW1321 Streamflow Measurements Using ADCPs Training Course

Version 2.00 - December 2014


Objective

The goal of this course is to provide students with the basic knowledge needed to attend the SW1321 Streamflow Measurements Using ADCPs training course, including a familiarity of:


Taking the Class

Prerequisites

Data Files

Software

Narration and Slide Notes

Assessment and Class Credit

Questions and Problems


Class Lessons

To start each lesson click on the lesson title below.

Introduction

Contains an overview of the course, including how to operate the lesson player, what software is required and how to obtain help with the course.

Lesson 1 - How ADCPs Work and Their Limitations

By the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe how an ADCP measures velocity and some of the limitations presented by this method
  2. Describe how an ADCP computes discharge, while differentiating measured and estimated portions of the cross section
  3. Define a moving bed condition and discuss the cause

Lesson 2 - Overview of ADCPs and Deployments for Moving Boat ADCP Measurements

By the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the appropriate ADCP for a given channel condition based on instrument limitations and specifications
  2. Discuss some of the options and features available with each instrument
  3. Discuss common methods for deploying ADCPs, including manned boats and tethered boats, when using the moving boat method

Lesson 3 - SonTek RiverSurveyor Live for PC

By the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to:

  1. Navigate through the SonTek RiverSurveyor Live software
  2. Recognize the various graphs, plots and tables available in the software
  3. Complete basic tasks associated with viewing and processing an ADCP measurement in the software

Lesson 4 - Introduction to WinRiver II

By the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to:

  1. Navigate through the WinRiver II software
  2. Recognize the various graphs, plots and tables available in the software
  3. Complete basic tasks associated with viewing and processing an ADCP measurement in the software

Lesson 5 - ADCP Discharge Measurements: An Overview of Procedures

By the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the needed preparations for ADCP discharge measurements
  2. Summarize the general ADCP moving boat discharge measurement field procedures

Lesson 6 - Using GPS with ADCPs

By the end of this lesson, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe GPS data available from commonly used GPS receivers
  2. Discuss common data quality issues associated with these units
  3. Summarize the requirements for collecting data with GPS
  4. Identify situations where GPS use is preferred

Final Assessment

This final assessment is graded and a passing score of 80% is required to move onto the classroom portion of the SW1321 course.