GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Ushuaia

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

Station information

Gloss number181
Station nameUshuaia
Time zone045W, GMT - 3hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-54.81666
Longitude (+ve E)-68.3
Observation periodsFloat/stilling well 1970-
Acoustic 1992-
Responsible countryArgentina
Authority responsible for tide gaugeServicio de Hidrografia Naval, Dto. Oceanografia, Avda. Montes de Oca 2124, C.P. 1271 Buenos Aires, Republica Argentina.
GLOSS contactArgentina
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Additional parameterswind speed/direction/gust, air & water temp., air pressure
Data acquisition rateFloat/stilling well: hourly recording
Acoustic: six minute recording
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 600 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 181 Document 77990
High frequency data at UHSLCData 600a Document 600a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkBenchmark bolt inside tide gauge hut adjacent to stilling well. Acoustic gauge is referred to the same benchmarks as the float gauge. Aquatrack levelling point is 10.000m above an arbitrary 'zero'.
Benchmark relationshipsTide gauge zero (TGZ) = local chart datum
TGZ = 5.52m below TGBM (from 1951 onwards)
NOAA Gage 0 is designated as 2.0000m below chart zero. Chart zero refers to MLLW, indicated on the Plano de Reduccion de la Carta Argentina.
Auxiliary benchmarksAUX 1: Punto fijo ubicado frente la Base Naval Ushuaia, en las adyacencias de la Comandancia
Other benchmarks include: 1000 A 1991, 1000 B 1991, Unstamped 1, Unstamped 2, II, MOJON X1 1978.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 874 RLR 1271
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodmean monthly hourly heights
PSMSL code1271
Other relevant codesUHSLC 600
Additional information
Other relevant informationGauge was moved 900m in May 1970. PSMSL hold data collected prior to move (PSMSL Code 860/001, 1957-1969).
Last updated4 December 1993