Near-Transducer Errors in ADCP Measurements: Experimental Findings

  title={Near-Transducer Errors in ADCP Measurements: Experimental Findings},
  author={Marian Muste and Dongsu Kim and Juan A. Gonz{\'a}lez-Castro},
Acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCPs) are not able to accurately determine velocity near their transducers and near the bed. These limitations have restricted the use of ADCPs to flow depths that are large enough to allow acquisition of few directly measured velocity data that can be subsequently used to accurately estimate vertical velocity profiles and flow discharge in cross sections. While the causes that make ADCPs unable to collect data in the near-bed region are relatively well… CONTINUE READING