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Geodetic fixing of tide gauge bench marks : technical report

Author: William E Carter; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Publisher: [Woods Hole, Mass.] : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Coastal Research Center, [1989]
Series: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Series), no. 89-31.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Under the auspices of the International Association for Physical Sciences of the Ocean (IAPSO) a committee was established to identify the oceanographic and geophysical requirements for fixing Tide Gauge Bench Maries (TGBM's) in an absolute terrestrial coordinate system; to evaluate the technology for fixing TGBM's; and to malce recommendations to the Commission on Mean Sea Level and Tides (IAPSO) of a strategy for  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William E Carter; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
OCLC Number: 21025545
Notes: "CRC-89-5."
"August 1989."
Description: iii, 44 leaves : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Series), no. 89-31.
Responsibility: by William E. Carter [and others].

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Under the auspices of the International Association for Physical Sciences of the Ocean (IAPSO) a committee was established to identify the oceanographic and geophysical requirements for fixing Tide Gauge Bench Maries (TGBM's) in an absolute terrestrial coordinate system; to evaluate the technology for fixing TGBM's; and to malce recommendations to the Commission on Mean Sea Level and Tides (IAPSO) of a strategy for coordinated global fixing ofTGBM's and for making the results centrally·available. To meet these goals, the committee met for a several day session at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in November, 1988. From this workshop came a series of technical conclusions, plus specific recommendations to achieve the goals of the committee. Included in these discussions were Very Long Baseline Interferometry, Satellite Laser Ranging, Lunar Laser Ranging, Global Positioning System, and Absolute Gravity Meters, as well as mechanisms for logging and distributing the results from these systems, perhaps via the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) in Britain.

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