[Note: this is an internal working document of a USGS-SFSU collaboration. Data, analysis and results herin should not be considered as final or accurate. Final results will be presented in print.]
Calibration Run TMS3 (June 2, 1998)
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This calibration data was collected on June 2, 1998, at Three Mile Slough, using a boat-mounted RDI broad-band 1.2-MHZ ADCP.

Stage height and current velocity during the calibration period, as measured by the USGS float gauge and the USGS UVM, respectively. The height is in meters above sea level, and the velocity in m/s. This velocity is used, via the indexing process, to calculate the discharge. The stage height is also needed, to evaluate the channel cross section. (Plotted with script p80708a.m.)


Rating curves, based on averages of the ADCP projected velocity. (See software description.) The right-hand figure (plotted with p80708b.m) plots the predicted UVM velocity on the y axis, against the average velocity for the transect. The left-hand figure (plotted with p80708c.m) plots the measured UVM velocity instead. Neither graph is dramatically lens-shaped.


Finally we show the measured UVM velocity (circles) and that predicted from the ADCP current profiles (line) (plotted with p80708d.m).