Take a look at a day in the life of Application Engineer, Kevin Labbe as he helps researchers from the University of Georgia learn how to best use the SonTek RS5 ADCP, YSI's EXO2, and other instrumentation in the estuaries of Little St. Simons, Georgia.
Expedition Glacialis is a global, scientific venture to monitor marine wildlife in some of the most remote places in the world.
U.S. Midwest Sales team member, Mark Lynch, gives you a quick tip on what to look for to help you pass that initial QC test (hint – it’s not your Compass Calibration dance moves!)
You might ask yourself, why would I use the RS5 ADCP when I already have another system like a RiverSurveyor-M9, or maybe even a FlowTracker. Well in this video, we're going to give you 5-and-a-half reasons why you would want to go with the RS5 over other flow sensors.
What isn't there to love about the CastAway-CTD? Xylem employees from around the world talk about some of their favorite features of SonTek's powerful, pint-size CTD!
Learn how Grace College's Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams combines water quality and flow data to better understand the economic and environmental impact on freshwater lakes of Kosciusko County, Indiana, to include harmful algal blooms, zebra mussel incursions, starry stonewort, and more.
Learn what you can expect to receive when you order your new RS5 ADCP, and learn how to set-up your system during this easy step-by-step guide.
In this video, Dr. Xue Fan gives you a basic RSQ software overview and shows you where to find additional features customers have requested over the years when using the RiverSurveyor suite of instrumentation.
Learn more about SonTek's new RS5 ADCP - the handy grab-and-go solution for water monitoring professionals who are looking for quality, high-resolution discharge and flow data, with the convenience of a small, rugged and easy to deploy package.
Introducing the RS5, the latest addition to the award-winning RiverSurveyor® family of discharge instruments. Good things really do come in small packages!
No need for hype is what the hype is about! Simply the best data from the world's smallest ADCP.
Pulsed Doppler and Continuous Wave (CW) flow meters, otherwise known as “ultrasonic” or A-V meters, are well-known flow measurement systems in the water and wastewater industries. Both kinds of systems are Dopplers, yet they differ in some important ways, both technologically and operationally.
Application Specialist Nick Martin walks you through rQPOD propeller repair when damaged during general use.
SonTek Hydrology Manager for Europe, Lee Pimble, reviews some of the options to consider - from basic boards, to the handy remote control and autonomous versions.
Join Hydrology Manager for Europe, Lee Pimble, as he provides a list of some of things you want to look for before you deploy a multi-beam acoustic Doppler current measurement system.
Just how deep should you deploy your SonTek-SL500, SL1500 or SL3000 system? Dr. Xue Fan provides instruction and advice on what to look for during set-up.
Are your RiverSurveyor-M9 or CastAway-CTD batteries draining too quickly? Dr. Xue fan talks about several of the options out there, and some of the advantages and disadvantages of each.
When do you need to perform a compass calibration on your RiverSurveyor-S5 or M9 ADCP? Learn more in this short video with Dr. Xue Fan.
Dr. Xue Fan talks about three things you want to look for if your laptop in not connecting properly to your RiverSurveyor system.
Product Manager Janice Yasui speaks to why you want to take those extra steps in accurately defining your site geometry in advance of data collection.
Product Manager Janice Yasui provides recommendations on the best lubricants to use with your wet-mateable connectors.
Product Manager Janice Yasui talks about the importance of keeping your instrument's pressure sensor free of muck and debris in order to keep your data as accurate and precise as possible.
In this short video, Product Manager Janice Yasui talks about Argonaut cables that can also be adapted and used for the newer SonTek-SL and SonTek-IQ models.
When looking at 2-dimensional Doppler velocity data, do you know how to use beam velocities as a diagnostic tool? SonTek Product Manager Janice Yasui will tell you what to look out for before you start the data collection process.
Extrapolation and screening of velocity profile measurements from ADCP instruments are essential aspects of the measurement process. Understand the fundamental principles of velocity profiles within a channel and why the extrapolation process can have a major impact on final discharge calculations.
As we trend toward extreme weather events, water resource professionals are being called on to help inform public, private, governmental, and industrial sectors. Learn how to use acoustic data, data analysis techniques and visualization to manage and model flooding events and their impacts.
Hydrographers from Australia and New Zealand participate in a training to learn more about how to use HYPACK for hydrographic surveying in tandem with SonTek's HydroSurveyor and RiverSurveyor-M9.
In this video produced by The Maritime Alliance, Xylem Product Manager Janice Yasui describes working at SonTek and what inspired her towards a career-path in BlueTech.
SonTek Senior Hydrologist Daniel Wagenaar walks you through the process of setting up a new project using the SonTek HydroSurveyor-M9 and HYPACK hydrographic surveying software. This 10-chapter series will help familiarize you with the HYPACK interface and pre/post processing configurations.
For the first time, the ADV’s acoustic probe and processing electronics are housed in one small, lightweight, easily-maneuverable unit, and the acoustic head has an optional, integrated pressure (depth) sensor.
Outfit your canal with water flow monitoring instrumentation and avoid data inaccuracies, lost water, over/under irrigation or compromised crop yield.
SonTek's Dylan Bedortha reviews options for replacing outdated equipment and re-vamping your current irrigation data collection process.
Small and easy-to-use, the CastAway-CTD is a favorite of researchers, oceanographers, and scientists who need quick, reliable salinity and temperature data. Today, educators have even more resources with the NEW lesson plan focusing on salinity measurements, available with all CastAway-CTDs!
SonTek Product Manager Janice Landsfeld shows the basics of the measurement process: how to set up the FlowTracker2 handheld ADV, how to conduct a measurement, and how to understand the data and quality control parameters you can view right on the instrument's color screen.
Is it time to upgrade that outdated gauging station? There are a number of options for the collection of long-term monitoring data, maintenance requirements and budget – all important considerations to help water monitoring agencies understand historical trends and make science-backed decisions.
In this short overview, SonTek Product Manager Janice Landsfeld addresses some of the instruments to consider for collecting open channel flow/discharge data in a small-to-medium size river based on your site configuration and monitoring requirements.
Technology development experts share updates on the instruments used to measure water level, tides and waves by agencies such as NOAA, USGS, and UK’s Environment Agency, who use this information to provide the ocean monitoring/research community data for long-term planning and emergency response.
Join Product Manager Isaac Jones in this short video as he summarizes the main differences between the SonTek RiverSurveyor-M9 and HydroSurveyor-M9, such as which is the best for your application or which to use to measure river velocity and discharge or map bathymetry.
With advances in technology contributed by world-renowned hydrologists, researchers and scientists, SonTek is pleased to unveil the new FlowTracker2 now with optional pressure sensor feature! See how the FT2 with pressure sensor can optimize your data collection efforts!
SonTek and other Xylem Analytics brands often host training events for water monitoring professionals. Our Application Engineers share their knowledge to help hydrologists, hydrographers, oceanographers, research scientists and all those collecting water data to make smarter, defensible conclusions.
You might have heard about the upgrades to the powerful, multi-frequency RiverSurveyor-M9, but we didn’t want you to take our word for it. See some examples of how RiverSurveyor 4.0 has dramatically simplified the data collection process for hydrologists and water monitoring specialists like you!
The first Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) was introduced to the scientific world by SonTek in 1993. It was used primarily in lab environments for controlled studies requiring highly precise single point water velocity data.
The RiverSurveyor-M9 can be used for both the Moving Boat or Stationary discharge measurements. The stationary measurement method applies the velocity area method using either the Mid-Section or Mean-Section methods for discharge calculations.
It’s an exciting job when you get to work with some the most sophisticated environmental water monitoring instrumentation in the world, and help researchers, scientists, engineers, oceanographers and hydrographers collect crucial data to assist in making smart water management decisions.
This drone video features one of two transects undertaken by the RiverSurveyor-M9. The demonstration was part of a SonTek workshop. Attendees included SAIH Guadiana, SAIH Jucar, SAIH Ebro, and the Navarra Region Government.
Video courtesy of filmmaker, Sean Casey, who has featured SonTek's HydroSurveyor M9 and CastAway-CTD as part of an IMAX movie series featuring extreme weather/environmental impact events. The video features Sea Floor Systems Hydrone (remote operated boat).
Ever think about attending a SonTek roadshow, but didn't know what you might be in for? Here's a snippet from last month's workshop in Carson City, Nevada. Sign-up for our newsletter on sontek.com to find out when our next event will be held near you!
Join Dr. Webb and SonTek Applications Engineer Isaac Jones for a one-hour online presentation about various case studies where the Jag Ski has been instrumental in collecting data for routine monitoring of beaches, scientific studies of coastal lagoons, and engineering assessments of tidal flow.
If you’re a hydrologist, scientist or water monitoring professional, you might already be collecting data using the SonTek FlowTracker or similar wading device. But nothing beats the quality assurance, data accessibility and overall performance of the new FlowTracker2 handheld ADV.
While each application is unique, there are challenges for every scientist, engineer and water monitoring specialist trying to collect data in hard-to-reach areas. In this webinar, learn five tips that can simplify your data collection process or alleviate some of your biggest headaches altogether!
Are you a bit confused about Velocity Indexing? You're not alone – and SonTek is here to help! Senior Hydrologist Daniel Wagenaar and Product Manager/Technical Specialist Janice Landsfeld give an overview of the velocity index technique and its use with acoustic Doppler instrumentation.
The rugged five-beam RiverSurveyor S5 has been overshadowed by its "big-brother", the RiverSurveyor M9, so we thought it was about time to provide a focused opportunity for water monitoring specialists to learn more about the most powerful shallow water discharge measurement platform on the market!
Stormwater monitoring doesn’t have to be overwhelming for your organization. Our team of application specialists and engineers are dedicated to helping your organization avoid a costly learning curve which could result in a loss of time, money and valuable data.
After discovering that it was possible to upgrade their M9 to a HydroSurveyor, the Hydrologists and water monitoring specialists at the St. Johns River Water Management District now had a new tool for bathymetric and velocity field mapping.
This Power Point (Webinar) presentation that hopes to simplify some of the challenges behind collecting wave, tide and current data. Deployment and system options are discussed, as well as popular research methods that are enhanced with the precision that acoustic Doppler technology provides.
Join SonTek Product Manager Janice Landsfeld and Ron Nauman, President and Senior Enineer at HydroScientific West, as they talk about the SonTek-IQ series, including the SonTek-IQ Pipe. See application examples and data and compare/contrast models to see what will work best for you.
The CastAway-CTD is a small, rugged, and technically advanced; designed for profiling to depths of up to 100m. It incorporates modern technical features which allow it to achieve a 5 Hz response time, fine spatial resolution and high accuracy.
This Power Point (webinar) presentation provides viewers an introduction to discharge measurements, stationary ADP methodology, measurement procedure and a review of sample data collected in the field. (Legacy RiverSurveyor/RiverCat systems).