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Streamflow Record Computations using ADVMs and Index-velocity Methods

Course code: USGS-OED-WRD-SW1319
Course title: Streamflow Record Computations using ADVMs and Index-velocity Methods
Description: This 5-day class will provide an introduction to the use of acoustic Doppler velocity meters (ADVM's) for computation of continuous records of streamflow. Meters that will be discussed include ADVM's such as the SonTek/YSI Argonaut SL, SW, and XRs, TRDI ChannelMasters, and Nortek EZQs. The SonTek/YSI ADVMs will be discussed in detail. This training will concentrate on the development of index-velocity ratings for the production of streamflow records from velocity and stage data. Equipment used to make index velocity measurements will be discussed, but this will not be the focus of the class. Topics that covered during the class include: (1) basic principles of ADVM operation; (2) site selection, instrument installation and configuration considerations; (3) development and evaluation of index-velocity and stage-area ratings; (4) streamflow record computation; and (5) quality-assurance methods. The class will include lectures and “hands-on” exercises. The exercises will include developing ratings using real data and producing streamflow records from the data using ADAPS. Please see this url for further course offering information:
The objective of this course is to train hydrographers how to choose an index velocity site, configure the ADVM, develop index velocity and stage-area ratings using calibration data, and compute discharge values using measured data and the developed ratings.
Target Audience:
Open to USGS Personnel and other Federal and State Cooperators.
Delivery method: ILT
Instructional hours: 32
Credits/CEUs: 0
Vendor: USGS-OSW
Contact:Michael Rehmel 317-290-3333 x158
Requires Approval:Yes
Responsible Bureau:U.S. Geological Survey

Class Name Class Start Class End Location Contact # Seats Left Cost Registration
USGS-2018-0611-Boise, ID (8:00am MT) 2018-06-11 2018-06-15 USGS Idaho Water Science Center (IDWSC)
Newell Building Training Room
Michael Rehmel
0 $1,300.00 Register

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