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Sea level observations in the Southern Ocean from a tide gauge network
Entry ID: 688_0_IPEV_FR

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Abstract: The ROSAME French tide gauge network is complementing several national research programmes using in situ real time sea level observations, in the peri-Antarctic area of the Indian Ocean. These programmes are related to: tsunami warning system, satellite altimetry processing and validation, Antarctic Circumpolar Current monitoring and secular mean sea level trends. This tide gauges network is part ... View entire text
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Description: Get the tide gauge data
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: -49.34   S: -49.34   E: 70.22   W: 70.22  
2.   N: -38.7   S: -38.7   E: 77.53   W: 77.53  
3.   N: -46.42   S: -46.42   E: 51.87   W: 51.87  
4.   N: -66.62   S: -66.62   E: 140.0   W: 140.0  

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: ROSAME Tide Gauge Network
Dataset Title: LEGOS/OMP, France
Dataset Release Date: 0000-00-00
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-04-05
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution Range: 1 minute - < 1 hour
ISO Topic Category
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Quality The sea level height has a precision of about 1 cm. The real time coastal tide gauge data processing is described at
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints For any uses of the data, please quote the sources and the authors, and send us the results of the works in which the data are used:
ROSAME Tide Gauge Network, LEGOS/OMP, France (
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Data Center
Scientific Information Systems for the Sea, French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, France Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: laurent.testut at
Contact Address:
14 Av. Edouard Belin
City: Toulouse
Postal Code: 31400
Country: France
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Distribution Media: ELECTRONIC MEDIA > Online Internet (HTTP)
Distribution Format: ASCII > American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Email: laurent.testut at
Contact Address:
14 Av. Edouard Belin
City: Toulouse
Postal Code: 31400
Country: France
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Testut L., G. Wöppelmann, B. Simon, P. Téchiné. 2006. The Sea Level at Port-aux-Français, Kerguelen Island, from 1950 to the present. Ocean Dynamics Vol. 56, N5-6, doi 10.1007/s10236-005-0056-8 .

Testut, L., C. Le Provost and P. Téchiné. ROSAME tide gauges network, technical aspect and special needs. IOC Workshop report n°193 pp88-92, 14-16 Octobre 2003, Paris.

Téchiné P., B. Buisson, L. Testut and C. Le Provost. An automatic acquisition/quality control/fast delivery software for real time follow-up of the data coming from a tide gauge network. IOC Workshop report n°193 pp140-145, 14-16 Octobre 2003, Paris.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-11-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24
Future DIF Review Date: 2010-11-05

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