GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Antofagasta

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 column headings to sort the station list table. Click the GLOSS number buttons to view the station information.

Station information

Gloss number174
Station nameAntofagasta
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-23.39
Longitude (+ve E)-70.24
Observation periods1945-1986 Float/stilling well
1986-1999 Bubbler gauge
2000- differential pressure transducer
Responsible countryChile
Authority responsible for tide gaugeServicio Hidrografico y Oceanografico de la Armada, Departamento Oceanografia, Casilla 324, Valparaiso, Chile
GLOSS contactChile
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersSea temperature (hourly)
Air temperature (hourly)
Atmospheric pressure (hourly)
Data acquisition rate2 minute intervals
High frequency data at UHSLCData 080a Document 080a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkBM No. 10 - a 9cm bronze disk stamped CF6, set in cement in front the door of the tide house
Benchmark relationshipsBM No. 8A (1999-2003)
BM No. 6 (1950-2003)
BM No. 10 (1971-2003)
Auxiliary benchmarksBM No. 7 is a 9cm bronze disk stamped CF 7, set in cement sidewalk at the north side of the access to the port gate very close to check-in point.
BM No. 8A is a 7cm bronze disk stamped CF 8A, set in cement in front of the auxiliary of 'Gobernacion Maritima' building.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 511 RLR 510
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL method24 hour averages
PSMSL code510
Other relevant codesUHSLC 080
Additional information
Other relevant informationPSMSL also hold Data from another gauge at Antofagasta (PSMSL Code 850/ 011 1980-1990).
Levelling twice a year, no GPS recording.
Nearest Met. stationCerro Moreno Airport
Last updated9 October 2003