SC1.52018 EGU flow regatta, Q-competition, and BBQ
|Convener: Gabriel Sentlinger | Co-Conveners: Beat Lüthi , Maxence Carrel|
Fri, 13 Apr, 08:30–15:00
A Flow Regatta is a field session, usually taking 6-8 hours, where new techniques and equipment is demonstrated for measuring flow in watercourses, but participants are invited bring their own equipment to take measurements. It's a social event, often with BBQ and beverages, where participants can share knowledge and techniques. We would propose a competitive component where competitors are required to submit their estimated flow (Q) and uncertainty estimate. The winners in several sub-categories would report a Q within the uncertainty bounds of the true Q. For this to be effective, knowing the true Q (preferably within 1%) is best. A flow regatta can still be run without knowing the "true" Q to see the variance of measurements, and between different techniques for a particular site and condition. We recently ran such as session using several different techniques in Lethbridge, AB, Canada. The results are written up here: http://www.fathomscientific.com/lethbridge-flo-tilla-2017/ and here:
We'd start the day with a 1-2 hour classroom session introducing the techniques to be demonstrated
Note that the location of the Flow Regatta changed. It will take place near on the Liesingsbach, near to the Liesing bridge : https://goo.gl/maps/tBiz3VvP6et
Departure by bus from the Platz der Vereinten Nationen (AVC Center, close to the underground station Kaisermühlen) at 8:30 AM, return at 3 PM.
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