A Guide to Collecting Discharge Data with a SonTek ADCP

SonTek Webinar | Top Six Questions by SonTek ADCP Customers!


Download the Questions/Answers asked during the live event!

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of our comprehensive "Back to Basic” SonTek ADCP river discharge training video. We'll tackle all those burning questions you've had about SonTek ADCP technology. This is your chance to better grasp what's in store in our video series. Plus, feel free to jump in with your questions and thoughts during the session.   

Our team of SonTek application experts, including Isaac Jones, Brittany Jenner, and Dr. Xue Fan, will delve into crucial topics essential for hydrologists, hydrometrists, hydrographers, water resource managers, or anyone responsible for collecting discharge data with an ADCP. Topics include:

  • Why is accurate transducer depth critical?
  • When and why to do a compass calibration?
  • Is QRev required for post-processing?
  • Why choose moving boat vs stationary method?
  • Why choose one track reference over another?
  • Why use vertical beam vs bottom track depth?
  • And more!

Watch the Guide to Collecting Discharge Data with a SonTek ADCP Series Here!

Importance of Site Selection
Moving Boat Transect

Preparing for Your Measurement
In-Office Data Review

Our Presenters:

Isaac has been with the company since 2011 and has held various positions during his tenure. He started out in Customer Technical Support and eventually moved into Application Engineering where he worked extensively in the U.S. and abroad, educating customers and water monitoring professionals in the use of the award-winning RiverSurveyor M9/S5 system, as well as other innovative SonTek ADCP and CTD technology.

Brittany joined SonTek in 2012 and over the years has taken on different roles and responsibilities from technical support to outside sales. Recently, she joined the product management team as Product Specialist. Prior to SonTek, she gained experience collecting data with acoustic Doppler velocimeters and current profilers in a saltwater marsh ecosystem.  Brittany earned her B.S. and M.S. in Geology from the University of Maryland, College Park. When she was not collecting or analyzing data, you could find her in a nearby tributary, teaching stream hydrology field techniques.

Dr. Xue Fan joined SonTek in 2015 as part of the Technical Support Group, offering on-call field support and training for customers operating ADCP instrumentation around the world. She later assumed the role of Application Engineer and now works as part of the Product Management team. As part of her role, Dr. Fan performs field testing on SonTek’s newest instrument developments and collaborates with the world’s leading hydrologic and oceanographic agencies to ensure product development aligns with the needs of the water monitoring and research communities.