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Up-looking acoustic Doppler current profiler data in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Lemont, Illinois, January 2014 to January 2018

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Start Date
2014-01-14
End Date
2018-01-14

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Jackson, P.R., and Johnson, K.K, 2018, Up-looking acoustic Doppler current profiler data in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near Lemont, Illinois, January 2014 to January 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7G73D0G.

Summary

A critical component of the Lake Michigan Diversion Accounting (LMDA) program, which oversees the diversion of Great Lakes water by the State of Illinois, is the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) streamflow gaging station on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal (CSSC) near Lemont, Illinois (05536890). The long-term application of an up-looking acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) at this gaging station allows the flows at this site to be examined from a new perspective; one that is not possible with the horizontally-oriented instruments typically used at the site. This data release includes continuous 1-minute and 15-minute time-averaged velocity data from an up-looking ADCP deployed on the bed of the CSSC approximately 170 feet upstream [...]

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Point of Contact :
Patrick R Jackson
Originator :
Patrick R Jackson, Kevin K Johnson
Metadata Contact :
Patrick R Jackson
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Central Midwest Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

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Purpose

These data support the Lake Michigan Diversion Accounting Program and have allowed USGS scientists to 1) examine the evolution of the vertical velocity profiles over high flow events in the CSSC, 2) assess the potential for and impact of gravity currents on streamgaging practices at this site, 3) evaluate the possibility of using the up-looking ADCP as a secondary index-velocity instrument, 4) assess the accuracy of direct discharge measurements made using data from the acoustic Doppler velocity meter (ADVM) and up-looking ADCP at this site, and 4) evaluate the impact of commercial tows on the velocity distribution and streamgaging at the site.
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