AMS has installed and maintains several tide gauges along the Australian coastline. In 2010, it completed a major upgrade to the AMSA Tide gauge network in the Torres Strait. These tide gauges provide redundancy and ensure accurate tidal data is available for AMSA’s proposed Under Keel Clearance Management System (UKCM) for the Torres Strait.
Data from tide gauges and meteorological systems can also be fed into Tsunami warning models for sea level monitoring and analysis. AMS has installed Tsunami Warning stations for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) around Australia, Coral Sea and the Solomon Islands.
Tide gauge systems can include acoustic and radar altimetry sensors. Radar sensors use short microwave pulses to measure continuous tide height measurements and acoustic sensors use sonic pressure pulses to calculate the true liquid level, even in the presence of waves and surging liquid surfaces.
AMS can develop solutions that are suited to client’s requirements.