GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Durban

The GLOSS Station Handbook is currently being re-designed and upgraded.

Until a new version is available, the tide gauge station list below from the last version of the Handbook provides links to further details about each tide gauge in the GLOSS Core Network. Click the GLOSS number buttons to view the information. Click column headings to sort the table.

Station information

Gloss number13
Station nameDurban
CountrySouth Africa
Time zone030E, GMT + 2hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-29.88333
Longitude (+ve E)31.03333
Observation periods1954-1958, 1960-
Responsible countrySouth Africa
Authority responsible for tide gaugeHydrographer, South African Navy, Private Bag X1, Tokai 7966, South Africa
GLOSS contactSouth Africa
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersSea temperature (1990 onwards), air pressure (1990 onwards)
Data acquisition rateFloat/stilling well - digitized hourly. Acoustic gauge - meaned values recorded at 1 minute intervals
High frequency data at BODCData 013 Document 57641 Document 58142
High frequency data at UHSLCData 181a Document 181a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkTrig survey BM 4212 at east end of of Salisbury Island. UTM Grid Reference 36 JUB 109930.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = South Africa Chart Datum
TGZ = 0.838m below LLD (MSL) until 31 Dec 1978
TGZ = 0.900m below LLD (MSL) from 01 January 1979
TGZ = 0.904m below BM 4212
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 284
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodDoodson X0 filter
PSMSL code284
Other relevant codesUHSLC 181
Additional information
Other relevant informationValues based on GPS have been observed but not finally calculated. Both gauges are due to be relocated in 1990.
Nearest Met. stationDurban
Last updated11 December 2002