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By David Pugh, Philip L. Woodworth

Knowing sea-level strategies, equivalent to ocean tides, hurricane surges, tsunamis, El Niño and rises as a result of weather switch, is vital to making plans powerful coastal defence. development on David Pugh's vintage e-book Tides, Surges and suggest Sea-Level, this considerably multiplied, full-colour booklet now accommodates significant fresh technological advances within the parts of satellite tv for pc altimetry and different geodetic concepts (particularly GPS), tsunami technology, dimension of suggest sea point and analyses of utmost sea degrees. The authors talk about how each one surveying and measuring procedure enhances others in offering an realizing of present-day sea-level swap and extra trustworthy forecasts of destiny adjustments. Giving the how and the why of sea-level swap on timescales from hours to centuries, this authoritative and intriguing e-book is perfect for graduate scholars and researchers in oceanography, marine engineering, geodesy, marine geology, marine biology and climatology. it's going to even be of key curiosity to coastal engineers and governmental policy-makers.

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Access to real-time sea-level data is very important for several reasons. One major benefit is that any faults that occur in the tide gauge equipment can be identified and fixed sooner, resulting in better long-term sealevel information. A second benefit is that the data now become available to users who need real-time information for many kinds of operational applications including flood warning and port operations. Tide gauge data are commonly transmitted to central locations, and are available on-line in near real time through national and international data centres at low cost and with high reliability.

2 Surface buoys and GPS A less common approach for measuring sea surface levels offshore is to install GPS receivers and transmitters on moored buoys offshore and even in the deep ocean. Technically this is reasonably straightforward, and water-level heights are related to the reference ellipsoid, after some intermediate computing. Although in theory offshore sea surfaces could be mapped in a specific location, to a geocentric datum, over long periods, the method is not yet sufficiently understood to allow its use for MSL studies.

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