Research: Field Tools

Field Equipment:

  • Topographic Surveying
    • Leica TCRA 1205 Robotic, Remotely-Operable Total Station
    • Leica System 1200 RTK-GPS and Smart Pole (Base Station + 2 rovers)
    • Laser Technology Inc. Impulse LR laser rangefinder and MapStar compass module
    • TopCon AT-G4 AutoLevel and Crain stadia rod
    • Custom built, solar powered, satellite telemetered laser line scanner
    • Trimble Geo XT GPS
    • Trimble Pro XH GPS
    • Numerous wooden and Al tripods. Carbon and Al range poles, bipods
    • Numerous fiberglass measuring tapes and surveyor's rope
  • Water Quantity
    • SonTek M9 River Surveyor Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler
      • Trimaran Watercraft deployment
      • Inflatable Kayak deployment
    • SonTek Flowtracker Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (2) and wading rods
    • Onset Hobo U-20 Water Level Loggers (~25) and data shuttle
    • In-Situ Level Troll - 500 Vented Water Level Loggers (~20) and data connector
  • Water Quality
    • 5 YSI 6920v2 stand-alone Multiparameter Sondes with sensors for vented stage, temperature, conductivity, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, pH
    • USGS DH-81 depth-integrating, hand held suspended sediment sampler
    • Vacuum filtration and oven for suspended sediment processing
    • ISCO sampling tools (power cables, bottles, liquid level actuator)
  • Meteorology
    • Campbell Scientific CR1000 data loggers (3), met. sensors and power supplies
    • Onset Hobo U23-003 two-wire temperature sensors (~15) and data shuttle
  • Transportation
    • Ford Explorer 4x4 field vehicle
    • NRS DaddyCat and Jack's Plastic Welding 16' Cataraft Tubes, Oars, Boxes, etc.
  • Imaging
    • Multiple DSLR and smaller cameras
    • Tripods and mounts
    • ~10 waterproof interval/motion cameras. Associated solar panels.
  • Tools
    • Full electrical tool kit for soldering and repairs
    • Full woodworking kit for building frames and mounts
    • Honda EU1000i A2 generator for remote field work
    • Bosch Bulldog rotary hammer drill
    • Drill presses for wood, metal and rock drilling
    • Chest waders for ~20
    • Inflatable PFDs
    • Numerous hand tools for digging, cutting and probing

 

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