Teledyne RD Instruments PlanADCP

Teledyne RD Instruments PlanADCP

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Software that will help you determine the parameters of your ADCP
 
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Software that will help you determine the parameters of your ADCP and/or Waves Array deployment. An Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) is a type of sonar that measures and records water current velocities over a range of depths. An ADCP transmits sound bursts into the water column. Suspended particles carried by water currents produce echoes (from these sound bursts) which are “heard” by the ADCP. Echoes arriving later, from deeper in the water column, are assigned greater depths in the echo record. This allows the ADCP to form vertical profiles of current velocity. The ADCP senses in four orthogonal directions simultaneously. Particles within the current flow moving towards the instrument exhibit different frequencies from those moving away. This is the famous Doppler shift, which enables precise measurement of current speed and direction.

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