Brest tide gauge : 300 years of observation

 

One topic has just been successfully supported by N. Pouvreau in order to obtain his doctorate from the University of La Rochelle. It deals with the history of sea level observations in France (development of the tools and methods over nearly 300 years) based on the specific case of Brest which was examined in detail from the first observations made in 1679 by the astronomers J. Picard [1620 - 1682] and P. de La Hire [1649 - 1718]. The thesis is available on REFMAR by clicking on the link to take you to the reference and then download it (13MB). It contains a large list of the historical observations made in France, and also throughout the world where France has had influence in the past.

 

Marine Brest harbour and Recouvrance bridge

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