NOAA’s Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) conducted a 3-month field study comparing radar-based water level sensors. They found that the Miros RangeFinder is the optimal choice for wave measurements.
Miros is using a RangeFinder to measure the height, length and period of the waves at Flaskebekk, a small community on the water’s edge, deep within the Oslofjord. We hope to contribute to a better understanding of the “mini-tsunamis” occurring there, what causes them, and their potential impacts.
Wave buoys have been essential in providing accurate ocean surface measurement since the middle of last century. The costs associated with maintaining them, though, can be astronomical. Dry sensors provide a solution to this expensive, and potentially hazardous, problem.