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General                                  
GLOSS number19
Station name

Rodrigues, Port Mathurin

CountryMauritius
Time zone060E, GMT + 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-19.68333
Longitude (+ve E)63.41666
OceanIndian
Observation period(s)1987-
Responsible countryMauritius
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Meteorological Service, St Paul Road, Vacoas, Mauritius
GLOSS contactMauritius
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Rodrigues, Port Mathurin
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersMean Sea Level pressure
Data acquisition rateContinuous analogue record but hourly values computed
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h105.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g019.zip from BODC   View Rodrigues, Port Mathurin site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h105a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa105a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted
to GLOSS Fast Centre
Real-time data plots from UHSLC
Additional parameters (real-time)Mean Sea Level pressure
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksZero of tide gauge: A bolt at the edge of the wharf of the tide gauge
Benchmark relationshipsZero of tide staff tied to benchmark which is a point on Beam XII which is adjacent to tide gauge station. The height of the beam is 1.98m above mean sea level.
Auxiliary benchmarks1. Brass tube fixed on a wall in marine service area about 200m from the tide gauge station 2. One benchmark located near the entrance of the Port.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Rodrigues, Port Mathurin
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Rodrigues, Port Mathurin
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1672
Other relevant codesUHSLC 105
Additional information 
Other relevant informationDaily values calculated using 119-point convolution filter (Bloomfield, 1976) centred on noon applied to the hourly data with respective periods of the 95, 50 and 5% amplitude points at 124.0, 60.2 and 40.2 hours.
Nearest Met. stationPointe Canon Met. Station
Last updated1997-12-20
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