For the first time, the ADV’s acoustic probe and processing electronics are housed in one small, lightweight, easily-maneuverable unit, and the acoustic head has an optional, integrated pressure (depth) sensor.
[NOTE: This is a multi-chapter video series. CLICK to view YouTube expanded playlist] During this instructional video, SonTek Product Manager Janice Landsfeld will go step-by-step through the measurement process and show you all the basics of how to set up the FlowTracker2 handheld ADV, how to conduct a measurement, and how to understand the data and quality control parameters you'll be able to view--right on the instrument's color screen.
Think it might be about time to upgrade that outdated, aging gauging station? There are a number of options out there for the collection of long-term monitoring data, maintenance requirements and budget – all important considerations to help water monitoring agencies understand historical trends and make science-backed decisions.
If you need to collect open channel flow/discharge data in a small-to-medium size river, with all the ADCP options available, it can be a little overwhelming to know just where to begin. Do you need data immediately, or continuous data over a period of time? Is the river deep or wadeable? Do you need to account for rapidly changing flow conditions? These are some of the questions SonTek Product Manager Janice Landsfeld addresses during this short overview of some of the instruments you may consider based on your site configuration and monitoring requirements.
With advances in technology and general application know-how contributed by world-renowned hydrologists, researchers and scientists, SonTek is pleased to unveil the new FlowTracker2 now with optional pressure sensor feature! See how the FT2 with pressure sensor can optimize your data collection efforts!
SonTek, as well as the other brands that represent the Xylem Analytics family often host training events that allow for water monitoring professionals the chance to get "up close and personal" with some of the latest water monitoring technology available. Our Application Engineers travel the world sharing their knowledge in the goal of helping hydrologists, hydrographers, oceanographers, research scientists and all those collecting water data to make smarter, and defensible, conclusions.