GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Buenaventura

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 number170
Station nameBuenaventura
Time zone075W, GMT - 5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)3.9
Longitude (+ve E)-77.1
Observation periods1942-1989 Float/stilling well; 1989- (new gauge)
Responsible countryColombia
Authority responsible for tide gaugeIDEAM, Diagonal 97 No. 11-60, Pisa 7 Commutador, Santa Fe de Bogota D.C., Colombia.
Tel: +55 1 6356007
GLOSS contactColombia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersSea temperature, sea salinity,sea density
Data acquisition rateRecording at 6 minute intervals, filtered to hourly heights
High frequency data at UHSLCData 085a Document 085a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkBM 1 FT 277 located in NW corner of platform (a 6.122 mts. del cero de la regla (limnimetro);
CMB 10 a 5.514 mts. Del cero de la regla (LM);
CMB 11 a 7.678 mts. Del cero de la regla (LM).
Benchmark relationshipsCMB 12 a 7.453 mts. Del cero de la regla (LM).
CMB 13 a 7.951 mts. Del cero de la regla (LM).
Auxiliary benchmarksCMB-1B a 6.093 mts. Del cero de la regla (LM)
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 456
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodStatistical method
PSMSL code456
Other relevant codesUHSLC 085
Additional information
Other relevant information1942-1989 standard tide gauge;
1989 replaced with Fisher Porter analogue to digital recorder (ADR).
Nearest Met. stationColpuertos 1969-04
Last updated11 December 2002