Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 366–371 | Cite as

Laser rangefinder monitoring of hydro-technical utility positions (the case of Ust-Kamenogorsk shipping lock)

  • A. A. TikhomirovEmail author
  • V. V. Tatur
  • V. M. Lyapunov
Optical Instrumentation


A laser rangefinder system for monitoring Ust-Kamenogorsk shipping lock’s wall deviations caused by seasonal thermal deformations and dynamic loads related to the lock filling/emptying is described, as well as the results of 8.5-year observations. The Ust-Kamenogorsk shipping lock has a high-head single-lift chamber 47 m in depth. A trend toward a decrease in the chamber width with a rate of ~2.2 mm/year in the upper part of the lock is ascertained. The effect of the chamber filling/emptying on the dynamics of wall deviations is studied.


laser rangefinder monitoring Ust-Kamenogorsk shipping lock effects of variable hydraulic loads and temperatures wall deviations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Tikhomirov
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. V. Tatur
    • 1
  • V. M. Lyapunov
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia
  2. 2.Shipping LockState East Kazakhstan Enterprise of Waterways of the Republic of KazakhstanUst-KamenogorskKazakhstan

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