Presentation on theme: "ADCP Measurements: Laptop to NWIS via SWAMI"— Presentation transcript:
1 ADCP Measurements: Laptop to NWIS via SWAMI Use ‘mute’ when you are not speakingNever put your phone on ‘hold’We will be using the chat window for asking questionsThe seminar will start in a few minutes…
2 ADCP Measurements: Laptop to NWIS via SWAMI April, May 2010Elizabeth Hittle, Joe Nielsen
3 What are we going to cover? Overall processIntroduction to SWAMILoading a WRII fileMeasurement classificationLoading a SWAMI file into SiteVisitSiteVisit summaryWhat’s to come in 4.10Other issues
4 ADCP measurement into SiteVisit via SWAMI At siteBegin a site inspection in SWAMIPerform ADCP measurementExport it as HYDROMLImport HYDROML into SWAMIContinue with site inspectionIn officeImport site inspection into NWISView results in SiteVisitOverall process and topics we are going to cover
5 What is SWAMI? Surface Water Measurement and Inspection Field application for recording all aspects of a Surface Water Site VisitHandheld on PocketPCLaptop via emulator softwareDirect collection of AA and Pygmy measurement data via CMCspImports WinRiver II HydroML files into SWAMIOutputs USGS HydroML files for direct processing into NWIS via the SiteVisit loaderCMCsp Current Meter signal processor – counts manual clicksNotice you have to import a WinRiver hydroML file into SWAMI just to export a USGS hydroML that can be imported directly into NWIS. This is because RDI has not kept up with the USGS HydroML scheme (nor do we expect them to anytime soon). Therefore it is necessary to use SWAMI to translate the RDI hydroML.
6 SiteVisit tasks in SWAMI Discharge MeasurementsMidsection, ADCP, Volumetric, Weir/Flume, EstimatedSpin testsSensor inspections and readingsBubble gagesWire-weight gagesCSGsOthersControl inspectionAir and water temperature (environmental measurements)Gage-height of zero flow inspectionHigh water marksStilling well inspection
7 Site specific information in SWAMI There are various scripts that are run that import WSC and site specific information from ADAPS and SiteVisit into SWAMIADAPSAll active surface water sitesRatings and shiftsSiteVisitSensors that are configured at a particular siteVelocity metersPast measurements made at site
8 SWAMI – Loading WRII File Begin a site inspection.
9 Export measurementPerform ADCP discharge measurement via WinRiver II. Assure all applicable fields in the discharge measurement wizard are filled out.When measurement is processed, export it as HYDROMLFile – Export as HydroMLMove the exported .xml file to a SWAMI accessible folderFields such as water temperature, stage
10 SWAMI – Loading WRII File Note here the adjustment of the SV start date and time to coincide with the Q measurement
11 SWAMI – Loading WRII File If the ADCP that was used for the measurement has not been imported, ADCP will be blank and needs to be filled out. Put generic with frequency
12 Measurement classification QM method is what method was used to make the discharge measurement. Other examples besides ADCP are mid-section (flowtracker), and volumetric. QM type can be thought of as the deployment, in fact the name will be changed in 4.10.
13 Measurement classification – section by section measurement Section by section (this measurement was not directly imported.) Notice the velocity method is ADCP, meaning an ADCP was used to get the integrated velocity profiles, but the discharge method is not ADCP as it was with the cableway measurement.
15 SWAMI – Ratings LookupRatings lookup feature available in the discharge form both the channels form and the measurement adjustment form off of the discharge summary formPlot rating button (examples on next slide)
16 SWAMI – Rating/Meas Plot Current measurement in redUnshifted rating in green (not usually very visible) and shifted rating in blackPrevious measurements (up to 5) in blueClicking on data point will display measurement infoClicking/dragging on graph will display GH and rating discharge at bottom
17 SWAMI – Loading WRII File The ‘Start’ and ‘End’ fields represent the start and end times of the entire discharge measurement. By selecting the blue ‘Start’ and ‘End’ field labels SWAMI will attempt to extract the start and end times based on any time stamp information within the discharge measurement data portion of the site visitTalk about autosequenceClick done here and you will be prompted to save the site inspection.
18 SWAMI Resources Installation / Documentation/Training Laptop emmulatorsField Computing Integration and Support pageRequest SWAMI help of any kindGS-W FC SWAMI Help
20 SWAMI information to SiteVisit The saved HydroML file from SWAMI (affectionately called the “blob”) contains all the information from the site inspectionWhen the HydroML file is imported into SiteVisit, this file is archived. It can be accessed and read in SiteVisit but cannot be modifiedA future SiteVisit enhancement will include looking at the blob with style sheets within SiteVisitAll the information from SWAMI does not necessarily have a place in the SiteVisit database structureDatabase changes are slow to be made. SWAMI changes do not have to wait for database changesDatabase may not be able to handle the size of some of the fields (for example the ADCP self-test and compass calibration)Not all the information needs to stored in a relational database. The information is stored and archived in the “blob” and is better accessed with style sheets.
21 Loading SWAMI filesMove saved site inspection HydroML file from SWAMI to SiteVisit loader directory on NWIS SunMove directly to/usr/opt/nwis/data/SiteVisitDepot/db01/hydroml-filesMove from any directory using “submitsvfr” commandIf SWAMI file contains valid address will get confirmation of loading and/or errorsCheck loader log file for details
22 Loader log file Three types of messages Info – generally just provide statusWarning – generally not a problemFailure – something did not load!
23 Loader Resources New Tip Sheet Users Manual Administrators Manual Users ManualAdministrators ManualSV.svfr.administrators_manual.pdf
26 SiteVisit/SWAMI 4.10SiteVisit/SWAMI 4.10 will be released this summer with the regularly scheduled NWIS release“Measurement type” (4.9) will be called “Deployment Method”Stationary boat and Manned moving boat (4.9) are being combined into just "manned boat". You will be able to tell whether it was stationary or moving based on the Q method (midsection or ADCP)Manned boat
27 SiteVisit4.10 Velocity meters (all, not just ADCP) sorted by office “Velocity Meter Suspension” in ADCP measurement
28 SWAMI 4.10 Better style sheets Ability to read WRII mmt file directly so no need to export to HydroMLNative laptop version (SWAMI_PC) so no need to use the emulator (much, much faster)Ability to load flowtracker measurements
29 Issues Cannot directly import section by section measurements Cannot import two ADCP measurements (check measurement) in the same SWAMI sessionCreate two site inspections. Assure that the first inspection start and end times encompass both measurements. They will be merged together in SiteVisit
30 Other Issues Paper front sheets vs. SWAMI Archival WSC QA plan Auto-sequencingMissing dataWind directionSalinityIndication if the time on the ADCP was synched with the watch timeIndication if there was moving bedAdjustment type field of moving bedText fields to enter “Boat/Motor Used” and “GPS Used”ArchivalAll the pertinent information must be archivedWSC QA planDocument, document, documentClarification on policy overallOSW is working through issues in a paperless world and is not ready to issue guidance