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General                                  
GLOSS number174
Station name

Antofagasta

CountryChile
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-23.39
Longitude (+ve E)-70.24
OceanPacific
Observation period(s)1945-1986 Float/stilling well 1986-1999 Bubbler gauge 2000- differential pressure transducer
Responsible countryChile
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Servicio Hidrografico y Oceanografico de la Armada, Departamento Oceanografia, Casilla 324, Valparaiso, Chile
GLOSS contactChile
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Antofagasta   View location map for GLOSS station Antofagasta
Instrumentation 
FloatNo
PressureYes
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersSea temperature (hourly) Air temperature (hourly) Atmospheric pressure (hourly)
Data acquisition rate2 minute intervals
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h080a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa080a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)Sea temperature (hourly) Air temperature (hourly) Atmospheric pressure (hourly)
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksBM No. 10 - a 9cm bronze disk stamped CF6, set in cement in front the door of the tide house
Benchmark relationshipsBM No. 8A (1999-2003) BM No. 6 (1950-2003) BM No. 10 (1971-2003)
Auxiliary benchmarksBM No. 7 is a 9cm bronze disk stamped CF 7, set in cement sidewalk at the north side of the access to the port gate very close to check-in point. BM No. 8A is a 7cm bronze disk stamped CF 8A, set in cement in front of the auxiliary of 'Gobernacion Maritima' building.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Antofagasta   Download annual MSL (RLR) data for Antofagasta
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Antofagasta   View annual MSL (RLR) plot for Antofagasta
MSL method24 hour averages
PSMSL code510
Other relevant codesUHSLC 080
Additional information 
Other relevant informationPSMSL also hold Data from another gauge at Antofagasta (PSMSL Code 850/ 011 1980-1990). Levelling twice a year, no GPS recording.
Nearest Met. stationCerro Moreno Airport
Last updated2003-10-09
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