Monitoring suspended sediment concentration is vital for coastal and waterway management, morphological studies, during dredging activities and model validation. Aqua Vision can provide you with an integrated survey package, including equipment, expertise and post-survey data processing and reporting.
By correlating ADCP backscatter with water sample measurements we achieve a high spatial resolution and coverage, unmatched by any other method. The Plume Detection Toolbox (PDT) lets you quantify sediment concentrations using an ADCP. It is flexible, robust and can be used in real time. Data from ViSea DAS is sent to the PDT and converted to sediment concentrations and total sediment flux. This can be done in real-time or post-processing.
Sediment flux is a product of water flow and sediment concentration, both of which can be derived from ADCP data.