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Articles & Technical Papers

Links between ocean properties, ice cover, and plankton dynamics on interannual time scales in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago (Abstract only, payment required for access to full article),
Hamilton, J. M., K. Collins, and S. J. Prinsenberg (2013), J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 118, 5625-5639, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20382

Avoiding biased data during real time HADCP data collection,
Paul Devine, Current Measurement Technology, 2005. Proceedings of the IEEE/OES Eighth Working Conference.

Ocean Acidification Investigations in the Kiel Fjord,
Peer Fietzek, Jörn Thomsen and Daniel Esser, GEOMAR/Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany, and CONTROS Systems & Solutions GmbH, Kiel, Germany, Internation Ocean Systems

Current patterns in the Inner Sound (Pentland Firth) from underway ADCP data.
Goddijn-Murphy, L. M., D. K. Woolf and M. Easton, 2013: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30(1), 96-111

A Modified Beam-to-Earth Transformation to Measure Short-Wavelength Internal Waves with an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
A. Scotti, B. Butman, R. C. Beardsley, P. Soupy Alexander, S. Anderson, American Meteorological Society, May 2005

Coupled ADCPs can yield complete Reynolds stress tensor profiles in geophysical surface flows
Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 38, L06406, doi:10.1029/2011GL046684, 2011; B. Vermeulen, A. J. F. Hoitink, and M. G. Sassi

Estimation of Tidal Current in Tokyo-Ogasawara Area using TOLEX-ADCP Data
Department of Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, Tobuku University, Aoba-ku, Sendai. April 17, 2000/revised June 23, 2000. Shoichi Kizu, Takeshi Taneda and Kimio Hanawa

Observing Directional Properties of Ocean Swell with an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)
210 Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology Volume 27 by T.H.C. Herbers (Department of Oceanography, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California) and S. J. Lentz (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts).

Current Nature of the Kuroshio in the Vicinity of the Kii Peninsula
Yutaka Nagata, Junichi Takeuchi, Makoto Uchida, Isamu Ishikura, Yoshitaka Morikawa And Takashi Koike Journal of Oceanography, Vol. 55, pp. 407 to 416. 1999 (Acrobat File)

Measuring the Dispersion Coefficient with Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers
Meredith L. Carr and Chris R. Rehmann, M.ASCE, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering© ASCE, August 2007

"Current Nature of the Kuroshio in the Vicinity of the Kii Peninsula"
Journal of Oceanography Vol. 55, 1999 by Yutaka Nagata, Junichi Takeuchi, Makoto Uchida, Isamu Ishikura, Yoshitaka Morikawa And Takashi Koike

"Hydrolink Number 1 2010” (1MB); Journal of Hydraulic Research.

"Rip Current System Over Strong Alongshore Non-uniformities: On The Use Of HADCP For Model Validation” (1053KB); Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 56, 2009, by B. Castelle, P. Bretel, S. Morisset, N. Bonneton, P. Bonneton, M. Tissier, C. Sotin, A. Nahon, N. Bruneau, J.-P. Parisot, S. Capo, S. Bujan, and V.Marieu.

"Measuring ocean currents for efficient seismic surveys” (114KB); INTERNATIONAL HYDROGRAPHIC & SEISMIC SEARCH, February 2009, by Grant Jennings and William Kikendall, Teledyne RD Instruments.

Technical Note: Use of Teledyne RD Instruments “Pulse to Pulse Coherent Mode” to Study Shear in the Wave Orbital Bottom Boundary.

"COASTMAP Used in Narragansett Bay Real-Time Observatory System"; ASA Newsletter, Vol. 21, No.3, Sept. 2007; by Mark Wholey

"Innovative Current Profiling Technology for Moored Applications" (264K); Oceans 2006 Boston, Exhibitor Product Showcase, by Jerry Mullison, Teledyne RD Instruments

"Scaling turbulent dissipation in an Arctic fjord;" DSR-II “IAPSO/SCOR Ocean Mixing Conference,” 2006 by Ilker Fer, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen.

"Coastal Ocean Observing Systems Going Wireless"; Sea Technology, April 2006 by Rick Cole and Dr. Robert Weisberg, University of South Florida

"A Towed 75 kHz ADCP for Operational Deepwater Current Surveys"; Proceedings of the IEEE/OES Eighth Working Conference on Current Measurement Technology, by Steven P. Anderson Horizon Marine and Patrick Matthews Oceaneering International

"The Florida Coastal Forcing Product"; Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Technical Report by Mark Leadon, Florida Department of Environmental Protection; William Dally, Surfbreak Engineering Sciences, Inc.;  and Daniel A. Osiecki, Surfbreak Engineering Sciences, Inc.

"Sediment Monitoring: Rising to the Challenge"; Dredging and Port Construction, September 2004, by Paul Devine, Teledyne RD Instruments, San Diego, CA. We thank our contributors to this article: Dr. Douglas Clarke, US Army Corp of Engineers R&D Centre, Vicksburg, MS; and Christian Maushake, Bundesanstalt fur Wasserbau.

"Monitoring Morphology and Current at the Hatteras Breach"; Shore & Beach, Vol. 72, No. 2, Spring 2004 pp9-14; by Ty V. Wamsley and Kent A Hathaway, US Army Engineering Research and Development Center Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory.

"Progress Report on the Use of a Cruise Liner as a Vessel of Opportunity for Collecting Scientific Data" (1.3MB); Oceans 2002 Proceedings; by James Fahey, RD Instruments; Darryl Symonds, RD Instruments; Richard Findley, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution; and Elizabeth Williams, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.


"The Florida Coastal Forcing Product"; Florida Department of Environmental Protection; Technical Report by Mark Leadon, Florida Department of Environmental Protection; William Dally, Surfbreak Engineering Sciences, Inc.;  and Daniel A. Osiecki, Surfbreak Engineering Sciences, Inc.

"Climate Variability Research Aided by Moored Current Profiles";

Sea Technology, February 2004; by Jerry Mullison, RD Instruments; Dr. Humfrey Melling, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; H. Paul Freitag, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Dr. William Johns, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Miami.


"Top to Bottom Profiling for the Offshore Environment", Ocean News & Technology, March/April 2004.

"Profiles in Ocean Current Measurements: Long Ranger ADCP", International Ocean Systems, Jan/Feb 2004.

"Reynolds stress measurements in a short tidal inlet", The 2nd Meeting on the Physical Oceanography of Sea Straits, Villefranche, 15th-19th April 2002, by Harvey Seim, Department of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

"Real Time Ocean Current Data from 3000m and Beyond"; Offshore Engineer, April 2002; by Michael Vogel (Shell Global Solutions USA) and Darryl Symonds (RD Instruments, Inc. (Acrobat File)

"Modelling the effect of a slope-water intrusion on advection of fish larvae in May 1995 on Georges Bank"; J.P. Manning, R.G. Lough, C.E. Naimie, and J.H. Churchill. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 2001.

"Tidal-front entrainment and retention of fish larvae on the southern flank of Georges Bank"; Gregory R. Lough and James P. Manning, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Woods Hole Laboratory; Deep-Sea Research II, February 2000.

Evaluation of Wave Measurements with an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, By K. Roerbaek, H. Anderson. (Acrobat file)

The Performance of ADCP-Derived Directional Wave Spectra and Comparison with Other Independent Measurements, by B. Strong and B. Brumley. (Acrobat file)

Evaluation of Sewage Outfalls by Using Tracer Techniques Combined with Oceanographics Measurements, by J. Roldào, J. Pecly, E. Valentini and L. Leal, Laboratòrio de Tracadores – COPPE/UFRJ. Transactions of Ecology and the Environment vol.18, 1997 WIT Press.


Paper: System Development for Profiling Deeper Waters in Support of the Oil and Gas Industry.

Paper: Long-Range Current Profiling from Moving Vessels

Paper: Backscatter Estimation Using Broadband Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers

Paper: Measuring Waves and Currents with an Upward-Looking ADCP™

Paper: Horizontal ADCP™ for Remote Mapping of Currents

Paper: Optimal Sampling Distribution and Weighting for Ensemble Averages
Text version of same file.

Final Report; High Frequency Time Delay Array Program


Waves Array Resources

Want to learn more about Teledyne RDI’s patented Waves Technology? >>Click here to download RDI's Waves Primer. (732K PDF)

Software that determines parameters for your ADCP Waves Array deployment.
>>WavesPlan is now available within our new PlanADCP program.


Live Waves Data Links:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory

Louisiana State University, WAVCIS Program


Informative Teledyne RDI Documents:

Workhorse FAQ Readme Download
WorkhorseTechnical Papers Readme Download
Vessel-Mounted Installation Guide (PDF) Readme Download
Ocean Surveyor/Ocean Observer FAQ Readme Download
BroadBand FAQ Readme Download
BroadBand Technical Papers Readme Download
Principles of Operation -- A Practical Primer (NarrowBand) Readme Download
NarrowBand FAQ Readme Download
Teledyne RDI's Tech Tips


Basic Primers:

ADCP (BroadBand) Practical Primer - gain a basic understanding of ADCP/Broadband Principals of Operation Readme Download
The Teledyne RDI Waves Array Technique Primer (Acrobat file) Download
Waves Primer (Acrobat file) Download
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