GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Valparaiso

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 number175
Station nameValparaiso
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-33.03333
Longitude (+ve E)-71.61666
Observation periods1945-1976 Float/stilling well
1976-1999 Bubbler
1999-2003 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
Aditional parametersSea temperature (hourly)
Air temperature (hourly)
Atmospheric pressure (hourly)
Data acquisition rate2 minute interval from pressure transducer, 6 minute intervals from Next Generation acoustic gauge
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 081 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 175a Data 175b Document 63973 Document 57471
High frequency data at UHSLCData 081a Document 081a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkBM Control - it is a 6cm bronze disk stamped 'Cota Control' set in cement at north side in the base of the tide house
Benchmark relationshipsBM Control (1985-1997)
BM No. 7 (1950-1997)
Auxiliary benchmarksBM No. 7 - it is a 6cm bronze disk stamped CF 7, set in cement at the west side of the building located 60m east of the tide house.
Also: BM 2 1941, CF 3 1941, BM 10, CF ESMERALDA 1985, CF FARO 1991, CF CANON 1991.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 499
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL method24 hour averages
PSMSL code499
Other relevant codesUHSLC 081
Additional information
Other relevant informationThe standard tide gauge installed in 1941 near CF No. 10 was moved in 1984 to the present site.
PSMSL hold data from other gauges at Valparaiso (PSMSL Code 850/032 1982-1999 and PSMSL Code 850/033 1985-1999).

Levelling twice a year
No GPS recording
Nearest Met. stationPunta Angeles Lighthouse
Last updated9 October 2003