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IOC Manual 14

The links below provide access to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Manual on Sea Level Measurement and Interpretation, Volumes I - III (IOC Manuals and Guides No. 14).

  • Volume I (Basic Principles) was published in 1985 and is based on training courses held at the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory on behalf of the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) and IOC. It contains information on the scientific aspects of sea level change and on practical aspects of sea level measurement and data reduction.
  • Volume II (Emerging Technologies) was published in 1994 and is complementary to the earlier volume, extending and updating the material on measurements.
  • Volume III was constructed in 1999 when it was realised that the contents of Volumes I and II were beginning to show their age. However, Volumes I and II are still useful, and still provide the basic sets of information for people intending to install and operate tide gauges.

The manuals are provided as Adobe PDF files.

  • Volume I — Basic Procedures Adobe PDF version of the IOC Manuals and Guides No. 14, on sea Level Measurements and Interpretation, Volume I (2.1 MB)
  • Volume II — Emerging Technologies Adobe PDF version of the IOC Manuals and Guides No. 14, sea level measurements , Volume II (0.9 MB)
  • Volume III — Reappraisals and Recommendations as of the year 2000 PDF version of the IOC Manuals and Guides No. 14, volume III (0.5 MB)