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Acoustic Doppler current profiler raw measurements on the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers, 2000-2016, Columbia Environmental Research Center

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2000-11-27
End Date
2016-07-05

Citation

Bulliner, E.A., Elliott, C.M., and Jacobson, R.B., 2017, Acoustic Doppler current profiler raw measurements on the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers, 2000-2016, Columbia Environmental Research Center: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7X34VND.

Summary

Between the years 2000 and 2016, scientists and technicians from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC) have collected over 400 field-days worth of acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) measurements on the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers, primarily for the purposes of assessing physical aquatic habitat for the pallid sturgeon. Scientists and technicians collected data using boat-mounted Teledyne Rio Grande ADCPs, which were processed using customized scripting tools and archived in standardized formats. To assess longitudinal variability in depth and velocity distributions along the Missouri River, as well as compare the Missouri River to its unaltered analog, the Yellowstone River, we compiled [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Edward A. Bulliner
Originator :
Edward A. Bulliner, Caroline M. Elliott, Robert B. Jacobson
Metadata Contact :
Edward A. Bulliner
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
Edward Bulliner
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
SDC Data Owner :
Columbia Environmental Research Center

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“ADCP Measurements”
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2000_2016_Missouri_Yellowstone_CERC_ADCP_Raw.xml
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Purpose

Data were obtained primarily to assess physical aquatic habitat for the pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) on the Missouri River and its tributaries throughout the sturgeon's life history, including areas of larval drift, spawning, and adult migration. As measurements have been collected at many longitudinal locations across a range of dates and discharges, the creation of this dataset, a compilation of these measurements, allows for comparisons of depths and velocities between different longitudinal reaches of the Missouri River, as well as comparisons between the Missouri River and one of its best unaltered analogs, the Yellowstone River.

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