GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Juan Fernandez Island

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 number176
Station nameJuan Fernandez Island
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-33.37
Longitude (+ve E)-78.5
Observation periods1957-1974,1977-1984 Float/stilling well
1985-2001 Bubbler
2001-2003 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
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 021 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 176a Data 176b Data 176c Document 57300 Document 58823 Document 64273
High frequency data at UHSLCData 021a Data 021b Document 021a Document 021b File format
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkBM No. 6 - it is a 6cm bronze disk stamped CF 6 set in cement at the base of the flag pole front to 'Capitania de Puerto' building.
Benchmark relationshipsBM No. 2 (1983-2003)
BM No. 3 (1981-1997) Removed
BM No. 5 (1981-2003)
BM No. 6 (1981-2003)
BM No. 7 (1981-2003)
Auxiliary benchmarksBM No. 2 - it is a 10cm bronze disk stamped CF 2, set in cement at the atop of a small wall front to 'Municipalidad de Juan Fernandez' building.
BM No. 7: it is a 6 cm bronze disk stamped CF 7, set in cement in the SW corner at the base 'Arturo Prat' monument.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1644
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL method24 hour averages
PSMSL code1644
Other relevant codesUHSLC 021
Additional information
Other relevant informationTide gauge moved to Capitania de Puerto building close to BM No. 6.
PSMSL hold data from 3 other gauges at Juan Fernandez (PSMSL Code 850/036 1957-1958, 850/037 1977-1979,1981-1984 and 850/038).

Levelling twice a year
No GPS recording
Nearest Met. stationDireccion de Aeronautica Civil
Last updated9 October 2003