Measuring Display "Peilmeetstation" - Harlingen, Friesland, Netherlands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
N 53° 10.540 E 005° 24.680
31U E 661154 N 5894527
Quick Description: Tide measuring station at the harbour of Harlingen, Netherlands.
Location: Friesland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 9/5/2019 6:36:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM1189B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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Long Description:
This tide measuring station is located at the port of Harlingen, Netherlands.
It provides advance warning of storm surges and floods on the Dutch coast and its estuaries. The observations at five independently observed main stations are analysed in order to make an accurate statement about the storm surge values associated with very low exceedance probabilities according to the current state of statistical and meteorological knowledge per station. The stations are Vlissingen, Hoek van Holland, Den Helder, Harlingen and Delfzijl. More information can be found here: (visit link)

Unfortunately it is difficult to photograph such LED displays properly, because not all points of the display can be recorded, similar to clocks with LED display. Under the following link, the display is a little better to read: (visit link)

During our visit a value of - 0,70 NAP was displayed. NAP = Amsterdamer Pegel (as height reference point later also Normaal Amsterdams Peil, short NAP) is a German name for the zero point of a height determination in Amsterdam.

"The tidal station in Harlingen is located in the harbour on the boulevard. On a depth of -2.56m NAP a pipe runs from the station to the sea. The inlet of the tube is protected by a construction, in order to reduce the variations caused by the wave impact to reduce it. The main building has a foundation of a steel sheet pile construction with rectangular inner dimensions 2.53 x 2.27 m2 around the measuring instruments. The 28m long neutral post is at a depth of 22m. In the near this station starts salt mining."

Translated with Deepl Translator from page 41 from (visit link)
Date of Your Photos: 6/16/2019

Website: Not listed

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