AdcpXP is a customized software developed at The University of Iowa's IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering (IIHR). The software provides a wide range of flow characteristics derived from velocities measured by Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP). In this initial stage, the software uses standard output files produced by Teledyne RD Instruments’ Rio Grande and StreamPro ADCPs (www.rdinstruments.com/rio.html). AdcpXP is a stand-alone application fitted with graphical user interfaces that was developed with C++ and operates on Microsoft’s Windows platforms.
The software complements TD RDI’s WinRiver software that is primarily related to the estimation of stream discharges. AdcpXP brings in new visualization and post-processing capabilities to obtain additional flow characteristics enhancing the value of the measurements collected at fixed points or from moving vessels. The analysis can be conducted in a point, vertical, transect or at the reach scale. A summary of the AdcpXP capabilities is listed below.