GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Puerto Montt

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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 number178
Station namePuerto Montt
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-41.29
Longitude (+ve E)-72.58
Observation periods1945-1973 Float/stilling well
1977-1999 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 intervals
High frequency data at UHSLCData 684a Document 684a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkBM No. 25 - It is a 6cm bronze disk stamped CF25, set in cement 2.5m north east of the lighthouse at the entrance port.
Benchmark relationshipsBM No. 25 (1958-2003)
BM No. 28 (1980-2003)
BM No. 27 (1980-2003)
BM No. A1 (1999-2003)
BM No. B1 (1999-2003)
Auxiliary benchmarksBM No. 28 - it is a 6cm bronze disk stamped CF28 set in cement at the north east corner of the warehouse No. 1 of 'Emporchi'.
BM No. A1: Tide gauge new location. It is a bronze disk stamped A1, set in cement close to the edge of the Navy Pier.
BM No. B1: Tide gauge new location. It is a bronze disk stamped B1, set in cement at the left side of the vehicle gate to 'Gobernacion Maritima' building.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
MSL method24 hour averages
PSMSL code472
Other relevant codesUHSLC 684
Additional information
Other relevant informationLevelling twice a year
No GPS recording
Tide gauge moved to 'Gobernacion Maritima' new building.
Nearest Met. stationEl Tepual Airport
Last updated9 October 2003