A Tidal Gauge System in New York Harbor

by Alan Lillyquist, New York State Dep of State, Coastal, Management Program, Albany, NY, USA,
Mark Allen, New York State Dep of State, Coastal, Management Program, Albany, NY, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85

Abstract: For over a year, a Real Time Wind and Water Level Telemetry System (RTWLTS or Tidal Gauge System) in New York Harbor has been generating real time data 24 hours per day on actual harbor tidal heights and wind speed and direction. This technologically advanced system, the first in the country, collects data from four locations in the harbor and makes it available within seconds to shippers and other port users on a user fee basis. The major benefit of the data is its use in helping a ship captain or pilot decide when to enter or leave a port, given such variables to consider as tide heights, channel depths, overhead clearances, and cargo loads.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Tides | Freight transportation | Wind speed | Wind direction | Data collection | Water level | Water meters | North America | United States | New York

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