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Documentation from the global sea level observing system (GLOSS) cd

Tolkatchev, A and Woodworth, PL and Rickards, LJ and Ainscow , B and Blackman, D and Kerridge, J and Pugh, DT and Shaw, S and Spencer, NE and Cramer, RN and Tabor, AR and Jones, MT (1996) Documentation from the global sea level observing system (GLOSS) cd. Documentation. Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

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PDF (Overview of the GLOSS System)
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PDF (IOC Manuals & Guides No.14, Volume I. )
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PDF (IOC Manuals & Guides No.14, Volume II. )
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PDF (PSMSL Public Access Files)
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PDF (The GLOSS Station Handbook)
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Abstract

The Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS) is an international programme co-ordinated by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) for the establishment of high quality global and regional sea level networks for application to climate, oceanographic and coastal sea level research. The programme became known as GLOSS as it provides data for deriving the "Global Level Of the Sea Surface"; a smooth level after averaging out waves, tides and short-period meteorological events. The main component of GLOSS is the Global Core Network (GCN) of 308 sea level stations around the world, which are maintained by 87 countries. The GLOSS network has been designed to observe large-scale sea level variations of global implications, and stations were identified at intervals of approximately 1000 km along the continental coasts and on islands, but generally not closer than 500 km. In selecting individual sites, priority is given to gauges which have been functioning for a long period.

Item Type:Monograph (Documentation)
Subjects:Earth Sciences
Meteorology and Climatology
ID Code:99
Deposited By:Ms Belinda Robinson
Deposited On:07 Oct 2008 13:36
Last Modified:17 Oct 2008 12:46

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