The AquaCalc 5000 is a handheld display that measures, records and calculates velocity and total flow measurements from AA and Pygmy current meters. The user inputs the distance and depth, while the AquaCalc measures the revolutions and elapsed time, thus calculating the mean velocity and total stream discharge. It stores 9 complete cross sections, with 99 vertical measurements for each cross section. After the stream measurements are complete, you can upload the data to a PC.
Advantages include; more efficient stream flow calculations; reduces operator error by automatically computing formulas and eliminating transcription errors; ability to add or delete a station anywhere in the cross section, and measure up to 5-points in a vertical (Surface, 0.2, 0.6, 0.8, Bottom). The AquaCalc is manufactured from high-quality water resistant materials to withstand prolonged exposure to sunlight, rain, sleet and snow, and an optional rod mount is available to attach the indicator to a top-setting wading rod.