Installation of two tide gauges in New Caledonia

Two new permanent tide gauges were installed on the East coast of New Caledoniain February and March 2011 at Ouinné and Hienghène in order to contribute to monitoring the risk of a tsunami in the Pacific. These installations were financed by the government of New Caledonia, the DéGéOM (delegation for French overseas regions) and SHOM. The real-time data for warnings of tsunamis are issued from a radar sensor and a pressure sensor; data are captured every minute and transmitted every 6 minutes on the Global Telecommunication System (GTS) via the MTSAT-1 satellite of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).


 Hienghène
 Ouinné

Press :
 Les Nouvelles calédoniennes dated 17 March 2011 Tsunamis Measured in real time

 

tide gauge at Ouinné (satellite antenna, sata acquisition unit, radar sensor)

Photograph of tide gauge at Ouinné (satellite antenna, sata acquisition unit, radar sensor)

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