Clean Currents 2023
F6: Dam Safety: Instrumentation and Monitoring
— InSAR Technology (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar) is a technique for mapping ground deformation using radar images of the Earth’s surface that are collected from orbiting satellites.
— Advancements in Data Interfacing leaves spreadsheet technology in the dust. An intuitive interface can collect, manage, display, and analyze your monitoring data with ease. This approach opens powerful possibilities for cross-referencing across data types, for alarming based on real world complexity, for forecasting and recognizing trends, and for effective reporting and risk management.
— Underwater Multibeam Scanning Technology – multibeam sonar technology sends out multiple, simultaneous sonar beams during scanning of the reservoir bottom. The result is fewer passes with the boat, time saved, and enhanced imagery.
Chief Dam Safety Engineer, Alabama Power
Associate Scientist, Satellite InSAR Division