Posted: Dec 20, 2012 5:03 PM by Jessica Holley- email@example.com
Updated: Dec 20, 2012 6:51 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - Researchers at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi hope a new tide monitoring station will provide more accurate information about water levels in storm situations.
The installation of the new system onboard the USS Lexington was completed Thursday morning. It replaces a station that was located at the Texas State Aquarium. It's one of 31 monitoring systems along the Texas coast that provide real-time data on water levels.
"With the data that we collect here, which is federally approved, we collect water level information and we can produce storm serge forecasts, during storm situations, hurricanes, and tropical storms," said James Rizzo, of Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science at TAMCC.
Funding for the project was provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Texas General Land Office.
Rizzo says that data from these monitoring stations helps with researchers from the Coastal Impact Assistance Program, the National Ocean Service, the National Weather Service, the Nation Hurricane Center, as well as other federally approved programs.
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