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General                                  
GLOSS number305
Station name

Stanley, Falklands/Malvinas

CountryU.K.
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-51.75
Longitude (+ve E)-57.93333
OceanSouthern
Observation period(s)1988-
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 Stanley, Falklands/Malvinas
Instrumentation 
FloatNo
PressureYes
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarYes
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersSea temperature, atmospheric pressure
Data acquisition rateRecording at hourly intervals, on the hour.
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h290.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g305p1.zip from BODC  Download g305ap2.zip from BODC  Download g305bp2.zip from BODC   View Stanley, Falklands/Malvinas site history   View BODC document #78831   View BODC document #78845  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h290a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa290a.dmt from UHSLC   Download h290b.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa290b.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)Sea temperature, atmospheric pressure
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksExisting benchmark is top of pile near floating landing stage. New benchmark required.
Auxiliary benchmarksBenchmark at Stanley, but tide gauge not levelled into it.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Stanley, Falklands/Malvinas   Download annual MSL (RLR) data for Stanley, Falklands/Malvinas
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Stanley, Falklands/Malvinas   View annual MSL (RLR) plot for Stanley, Falklands/Malvinas
MSL methodDoodson X0 filter
PSMSL code1796
Other relevant codesUHSLC 290
Additional information 
Other relevant informationMore Harbour - 6 months deployment in 1984. Port Louis Harbour, Port Louis Tablet - 1984, minimal data obtained. PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at Stanley (PSMSL Code 863/001 1964-1969, 1974).
Nearest Met. stationMount Pleasant, Falklands
Last updated1993-12-05
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