The SonTek 10-MHz ADV (Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter) is a proven, accurate solution for high-precision, 3-axis (3D), velocity measurements in a wide variety of settings from the laboratory to the ocean. ADV performance has been shown to compare favorably with laser Doppler systems costing ten times as much. In addition, the ADV is extremely simple to set up and use. Most users are taking high quality data within minutes of receiving the system.
ADV Brochure [PDF]
• Hydraulics research
• Flume and channel flow mapping
• Surf and swash zone
• River, lakes, estuaries, ocean
• Benthic boundary layer
ADV Application Notes [PDF]
High-Resolution Field Measurements in Clam Pens
The Marine Resources Research Institute in Charleston, South Carolina, is measuring the flows of water in clam pens, and in the aisles between the pens, using a SonTek/YSI field ADV. When results were compared with a control location (far away from the clam pens), it was discovered that the vertical velocity was reduced by half in the aisles between the pens, and by 90 percent within the pens themselves. This is a major consideration as the pens will significantly reduce the total food particle flux to the clams, and consequently, their growth.
A picture is worth a thousand words!
Do you have photos you would like to share with your colleagues in the water monitoring field?
Simple. Sleek. Superior.
Useful options and accessories make the 10-MHz ADV a complete, turn-key solution.
The HorizonADV Windows-based (Vista/XP/2K) software package offers a flexible and dynamic user interface designed to easily guide you through the data collection and review process.
Protection against unpredicted fluctuations in power and communications. Details.