It is part of the Indo-French project of ISRO and NIO, Goa

Downward looking Aerial Microwave Radar Gauge for accurate sea level measurement has been installed here through a collaborative project jointly implemented by DMS-SVH College of Engineering, in association with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa.

The facility was formally launched on Saturday. It has a cellular Microwave Radar Gauge at the Channel mouth, 2 km. from the fishing harbour, in Machilipatnam. The sea level gets influenced by atmospheric conditions, such as atmospheric pressure, wind etc. Following the depression there is a rise in the sea level as the sea level acts as an inverted barometer.

The installed sea level radar gauge works on vertical skying principle which is different from that of horizontal skying of conventional weather radar, the college said in a release here on Sunday.

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