Ashworth, P.; Nicholas, A.; Parsons, D.; Sambrook Smith, G.; Unsworth, C.

Water depth of the South Saskatchewan River, Canada, 2015-2017, measured by single beam echo sounder

Data were collected in 2015 and 2016 to provide information about spatial variations in water depth and river bed morphology (including bedform height) on the South Saskatchewan River, Canada. Water depth measurements were obtained with a Navisound NS 215 system and a Reson TC 2024 200kHz high-resolution dual frequency single beam echo sounder (SBES) operating at a sampling frequency of 10hz. Data were geolocated via a Leica 1230 Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) dGPS system.
Data were collected in 2015 (between 7th and 9th September) and 2016 (between 2nd and 14th September) as part of NERC project NE/L00738X/1.

Publication date: 2020-01-27

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Ashworth, P.; Nicholas, A.; Parsons, D.; Sambrook Smith, G.; Unsworth, C. (2020). Water depth of the South Saskatchewan River, Canada, 2015-2017, measured by single beam echo sounder. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/14c80b71-6eb6-4dba-a298-b95a37059f55

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2015-09-05    to    2016-09-14

Provenance & quality

Data were collected to provide information about spatial variations in water depth and river bed morphology (including bedform height). Water depth measurements were obtained with a Navisound NS 215 system and a Reson TC 2024 200kHz high-resolution dual frequency single beam echo sounder (SBES) operating at a sampling frequency of 10hz. Data were geolocated via a Leica 1230 Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) dGPS system. All instruments were mounted on and operated from a small zodiac boat. Data samples represent the boat “track line” (i.e. the path followed by the boat in transit along the river). The data indicate the range of water depths in the South Saskatchewan River. Variations in water depth reflect both submerged large-scale bar forms and smaller scale dune bedforms. Data were collected in 2015 (between 7th and 9th September) and 2016 (between 2nd and 14th September). Data were filtered to remove spikes in the data and errors associated with water shallower than instrument measurement range.

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Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Andrew Nicholas
Exeter University
 a.p.nicholas@exeter.ac.uk

Authors

Ashworth, P.
University of Brighton
Nicholas, A.
Exeter University
Parsons, D.
University of Hull
Sambrook Smith, G.
University of Birmingham
Unsworth, C.
Exeter University

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Inland Waters
Keywords
Mapping
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/L00738X/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
13 March 2020 14:32