Low Cost GNSS Tide & Sea Level Measurements - LoCTIPS

Williams, Simon; Bell, Paul; McCann, David; Cooke, Richard. 2018 Low Cost GNSS Tide & Sea Level Measurements - LoCTIPS. In: Challenger Society 2018 Conference, Newcastle, 10-13 Sept 2018. (Unpublished)

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A recent Natural Environment Research Council funded proof of concept award to the UK's National Oceanography Centre successfully demonstrated that Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals reflected off the sea surface and received by very low cost (~£30) GPS receivers can be used to estimate the difference in height between the GPS receiver and the water. This represents a method of remotely sensing tidal elevations and, if averaged over time, mean sea level. These could be routinely and remotely measured at a cost that would allow unprecedented numbers of systems to be deployed around the world by research departments of all sizes and levels of funding. This talk will describe the background to this concept of using GPS signals for this purpose, and the early results from our test site in Sligo Bay in the Republic of Ireland.

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Date made live: 26 Feb 2019 16:20 +0 (UTC)

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