(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Velocity Mapping Toolbox (VMT) : a processing and visualization suite for moving-vessel ADCP measurements

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PARSONS D.R. (1) ; JACKSON P.R. (2) ; CZUBA J.A. (3) ; ENGEL F.L. (4) ; RHOADS B.L. (4) ; OBERG K.A. (5) ; BEST J.L. (4 6) ; MUELLER D.S. (7) ; JOHNSON K.K. (2) ; RILEY J.D. (8) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Univ., Hull, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) U.S. Geological Survey, Illinois Water Science Center, Urbana, ETATS-UNIS
(3) U.S. Geological Survey, Washington Water Science Center, Tacoma, ETATS-UNIS
(4) Dept. of Geography and Geographic information Science, Univ., Urbana-Champaign, ETATS-UNIS
(5) U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Surface Water, Urbana, ETATS-UNIS
(6) Dept. of Geology, Mechanical Science and Engineering and Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Lab., Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, ETATS-UNIS
(7) U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Surface Water, Louisville, ETATS-UNIS
(8) Dept. of Geology/Geography, Eastern Illinois Univ., Charleston, ETATS-UNIS


The use of acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCP) for discharge measurements and three-dimensional flow mapping has increased rapidly in recent years and has been primarily driven by advances in acoustic technology and signal processing. The new utility, the Velocity Mapping Toolbox (VMT), allows rapid processing (vector rotation, projection, averaging and smoothing), visualization (planform and cross-section vector and contouring), and analysis of a range of ADCP-derived datasets. The paper documents the data processing routines in the toolbox and presents a set of diverse examples that demonstrate its capabilities. The toolbox is applicable to the analysis of ADCP data collected in a wide range of aquatic environments and is made available as open-source code along with this publication


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 38, no11 [pp. 1244-1260]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 11 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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