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Pensacola Tide Gauge Station Upgraded with New Sensors
Jessica Mkitarian

Pensacola Tide Gauge Station Upgraded with New Sensors

 

The tide gauge station in Pensacola, Florida has successfully been upgraded to include Continuous Global Navigation Satellite Systems (cGNSS) sensors. This upgrade is part of a larger upgrade plan for all US based Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS) tide gauge stations. The new cGNSS sensors allow for tide gauges to detect vertical movements in the land where the gauges are located, which can help us understand total sea level change in a region. This information is  valuable to the local community and planners, as well as the global community affected by sea level change. Researchers from around the world use the GLOSS tide gauge data to study the effects of regional and global sea level. NOAA and the US has committed to upgrading all 27 GLOSS stations in the country. This work was supported by the Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division.

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