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General                                  
GLOSS number250
Station name

Funchal (Madeira)

CountryPortugal
Time zone000E, GMT
Latitude (+ve N)32.3862
Longitude (+ve E)-16.5465
OceanAtlantic
Observation period(s)1963-1964, 1976-1978, 1981-1982, 1986-
Responsible countryPortugal
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Instituto Hidrografico, Rua das Trinas 49, P-1296 Lisboa Codex, Portugal
GLOSS contactPortugal
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Funchal (Madeira)
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateContinuous analog record, digitised at 60 minute intervals
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h218b.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa218b.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksMC - benchmark bolt inside tide gauge hut, adjacent to stilling well
Benchmark relationshipsTide gauge zero (TGZ) = Portuguese Hydrographic Institute Chart Datum TGZ = 4.218m below MHIA-1936 TGZ = 5.610m below MC
Auxiliary benchmarksT-3 (JAPAM) is 5.173m above Chart Datum NN 22/83 is 5.981m above Chart Datum
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Funchal (Madeira)
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Funchal (Madeira)
MSL methodMetode de Hauteurs Reduites
PSMSL code1030
Other relevant codesUHSLC 218
Additional information 
Last updated2002-12-11
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