The Dorothy Urlich-Cloher School of Environment

Coastal & Fluvial Processes


Our current, tide, and wave instrumentation supports coastal research in shallow environments from estuaries to surf zones and fluvial research in the variety of river types found in New Zealand.

Instrument for measuring coastal and fluvial processes

Field Equipment

  • Teledyne RDI Workhorse Sentinel 1200KHz Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)
    Pressure, temp, 3D current profile - LINK to Teledyne/RDI website
  • Sontek Triton Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) (x2)
    Pressure, temp, 3D current at single point - LINK to Envco website
  • Nortek-AS Aquadopp Profiler 1MHz
    Pressure, temp, 3D current profile and nephelometer option (with side-looking head for shallow deployments), depth range up to 25m - LINK to Nortek-AS website
  • Richard Brancker Research RBRduo and TWR2050 Tide/wave recorders (x 4)
    Pressure and temperature with burst sampling up to 6Hz - LINK to RBR website
  • Richard Brancker Research XR620 CTD loggers (x2)
    Pressure, temperature, conductivity and turbidity logging at 1Hz or depth profiling at 6Hz
  • SonTek FlowTracker Handheld Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) (x2)
    Provides high accuracy 2D current velocities -LINK to SonTek website
  • Sontek Pulse Coherent Acoustic Doppler Profiler (PC-ADP)
    Pressure, temp, 3D current profile
PC-ADP specifications
(189.3 kB, PDF)
  • Other equipment
    • Marsh McBirney Flo-mate 2000 Velocity Meter
    • Oregon RFID reader system
  • Supporting vessels
    • GESter - 3.8m Naiad Rigid Hull Inflatable
    • We also have access to a number of other vessels through the Institute of Marine Science

Key Contacts