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UAS-based remotely sensed data and field measurements of flow depth and velocity from the Blue River, Colorado, October 18, 2018

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Start Date
2018-10-17
End Date
2018-10-18
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Legleiter, C.J., and Kinzel, P.J., 2019, UAS-based remotely sensed data and field measurements of flow depth and velocity from the Blue River, Colorado, October 18, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9LBGCPT.

Summary

To suport an investigation of the feasibility of measuring river discharge using remotely sensed data acquired from an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), several types of remotely sensed data and field measurements were collected from two cross-sections on the Blue River in Colorado, just upstream of its confluence with the upper Colorado River, on October 18, 2018. This parent data release includes links to child pages for the following data sets: 1) Lidar data used for mapping channel bathymetry (depth), acquired with a novel instrument that was developed by ASTRALiTe to distinguish between returns from the water surface and riverbed based on the polarization of laser pulses. 2) Thermal image time series used to infer surface flow [...]

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“Study area along the Blue River in Colorado.”
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Material Request Instructions

For questions concerning this data set, please contact: Dr. Carl J. Legleiter - cjl@usgs.gov, 303-271-3651 Geomorphology and Sediment Transport Laboratory United States Geological Survey 4600 Technology Drive, Suite #400 Golden, CO 80403

Purpose

The various data sets comprising this data release were used to assess the potential for non-contact measurement of river discharge from an unmanned aircraft system (UAS). This project was part of a larger effort within the U.S. Geological Survey to develop innovative methods for measuring streamflow via various forms of remote sensing.

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