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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Comparison of Recording Current Meters in Shallow Waters of San Francisco Bay, California.
Author Gartner, J. W. ; Oltmann, R. N. ;
CORP Author Geological Survey, Sacramento, CA. Water Resources Div. ;California State Water Resources Control Board, Sacramento.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.;National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Rockville, MD.
Publisher 1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number USGS/WRI-90-4018;
Stock Number PB91-156331
Additional Subjects San Francisco Bay ; Ocean currents ; Current meters ; Comparison ; Shallow water ; California ; Tidal waters ; Performance evaluation ; Moorings ; Data processing ; Design criteria ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-156331 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/13/1991
Collation 89p
The report describes a study by the U.S. Geological Survey to determine whether reliable current-meter data can be collected in shallow, tidally affected waters under the influence of wind-generated waves. Four types of recording current meters with different speed sensors were tested, and the accuracy of data recorded by the meters under different conditions (slack water and maximum-flood and maximum-ebb periods during calm and windy conditions) was compared. It is important to note that the four meters tested are not necessarily representative of all available designs. The report describes the various current meters and mooring configurations used in the study, the procedures used to deploy and retrieve the meters and moorings, the methods for data translation and analysis, and the results of the comparison of current-meter records.