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General                                  
GLOSS number263
Station name

Ascension

CountryU.K.
Time zone000E, GMT
Latitude (+ve N)-7.91666
Longitude (+ve E)-14.41666
OceanAtlantic
Observation period(s)1983-
Responsible countryU.K.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, 6 Brownlow Street, Liverpool, L3 5DA, UK
GLOSS contactUK
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Ascension
Instrumentation 
FloatNo
PressureYes
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarYes
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersSea temperature, barometric pressure
Data acquisition rateRecording at hourly intervals, on the hour (Clarence Bay).
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h291.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g263p1.zip from BODC  Download g263p2.zip from BODC   View Ascension site history   View BODC document #78800  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h291a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa291a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)Sea temperature, barometric pressure
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksNone
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Ascension
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Ascension
MSL methodDoodson X0 filter
PSMSL code1831
Other relevant codesUHSLC 291
Additional information 
Nearest Met. stationRAF Station, Ascension
Last updated2003-01-24
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