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Use of radars to monitor stream discharge by noncontact methods

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Use of radars to monitor stream discharge by noncontact methods; 2006; Article; Journal; Water Resources Research; Costa, J. E.; Cheng, R. T.; Haeni, F. P.; Melcher, N.; Spicer, K. R.; Hayes, E.; Plant, W.; Hayes, K.; Teague, C.; Barrick, D.

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Conventional measurements of river flows are costly, time‐consuming, and frequently dangerous. This report evaluates the use of a continuous wave microwave radar, a monostatic UHF Doppler radar, a pulsed Doppler microwave radar, and a ground‐penetrating radar to measure river flows continuously over long periods and without touching the water with any instruments. The experiments duplicate the flow records from conventional stream gauging stations on the San Joaquin River in California and the Cowlitz River in Washington. The purpose of the experiments was to directly measure the parameters necessary to compute flow: surface velocity (converted to mean velocity) and cross‐sectional area, thereby avoiding the uncertainty, complexity, [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1029/2005WR004430
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