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Water-Quality Datasets from Synoptic Surveys in Nolin River Lake, Kentucky, using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Discrete Sampling, and Depth Profiles, August 2016

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2016-08-15
End Date
2016-08-19

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Crain, A.S., Boldt, J.A., Young, J.L., Thomason, J.C., Wolf, Z.L., Bayless, E.R., and Bunch, A.R., 2019, Water-Quality Datasets from Synoptic Surveys in Nolin River Lake, Kentucky, using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Discrete Sampling, and Depth Profiles, August 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F798857D.

Summary

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers—Louisville District conducted a pilot study on the use of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for a survey of water conditions during August 2016 in a portion of Nolin Lake, Kentucky. The AUV was equipped with sensors for the continuous collection of water-quality measurements for dissolved oxygen, pH, specific conductance, temperature, turbidity, total chlorophyll, and blue-green algae concentrations. The AUV continuously collected measurements of these water-quality parameters while traveling at varied depths in a set spatial pattern within a portion of the lake. In addition to the AUV survey, discrete nutrient- and algae-related samples were [...]

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AUV_Nolin_Lake_Kentucky_Aug_2016.xml
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Nolin_Lake_profile_data.csv 2.82 KB text/csv

Purpose

These data were collected to assess the efficacy of using an AUV as a reconnaissance tool to (1) better understand the spatial and depth-related distribution of water-quality field parameters, (2) determine if these data could potentially be useful in conjunction with discrete nutrient and algae-related data in assessing water-quality conditions, and (3) explore the viability of the AUV being used to identify any interaction between surface water and groundwater. These data are published in support of the U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2019–5075, 36 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20195075.

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  • Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center

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