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tsunami +‎ -meter


tsunameter (plural tsunameters)

  1. A piece of equipment used to detect tsunamis, deployed across the open ocean to form a network for the purpose of early warning.
    • 2004 December 28, Tom Paulson, "Tsunami warning system being developed in Seattle could avert disasters", Seattle Post-Intelligencer
      The tsunameter pioneered at the Seattle lab is actually a system — a sophisticated pressure gauge set on the ocean floor that sends signals to a surface buoy.
    • -2005, "Chilean Tsunameter Project Information", National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Data Buoy Center, at www.ndbc.noaa.gov [1]
      As part of the National Tsunami Warning System (SNAM) of the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy (SHOA), the first Tsunameter mooring system has been deployed in the northern region of Chile.
    • 2006 June 30, "New NOAA Tsunameter Buoys System Will Use Iridium Satellite Links to Transmit Data", Iridium, at www.iridium.com [2]
      This new, second-generation Deep Ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis (DART II) system consists of pressure-sensitive tsunameters on the seafloor, and buoys on the ocean surface.

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