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General                                  
GLOSS number350
Station name

Port Sonara

CountryCameroon
Time zoneGMT+1hrs
Latitude (+ve N)4.005
Longitude (+ve E)9.125
OceanAtlantic
Observation period(s)20 June 2008 to 30 April 2010
Responsible countryCameroon
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Societe National de Raffinage
Instrumentation 
Float
Pressure
Bubbler
Acoustic
Radar
Data
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksFoundation (pile 21) Top of foundation where tide gauge is located.
Benchmark relationshipsEstimated Chart Datum = 4.2m below top of Foundation (pile 21)
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
PSMSL code2037
Additional information 
Other relevant informationThe tide gauge has not yet been levelled into the local datum network, so data are uncalibrated heights from the Kalesto sensor. Benchmark heights are given relative to an estimation of local Chart Datum. The tide gauge is located in the Sonara Company Harbour, close to Port Lime, on a fondation ('Verole 21') of the Poste des Caboteurs pier at AP1, Wharf 1.
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