GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Capitan Prat Base (Antarctica)

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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 number189
Station nameCapitan Prat Base (Antarctica)
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-62.29
Longitude (+ve E)-59.38
Observation periods1983-2001 Bubbler gauge
2000-2003 differential pressure transducer, unoperational 2004
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 (daily)
Data acquisition rate20 minute intervals
High frequency data at UHSLCData 730a Document 730a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkBM No. 1: It is a 6cm bronze disk stamped CF 1, set in cement at the right of the main entrance to the 'Base Naval Antartica-Arturo Prat' building
Benchmark relationshipsBM No. 1 (1983-2003)
BM No. 3 (1983-2003)
BM No. 4 (1983-2003)
Auxiliary benchmarksBM No. 3: It is a 6cm bronze disk stamped CF 3, set in cement at the upper part of the visible rock located 40m NW of the 'Base Naval Antartica-Arturo Prat' building.
BM No. 4: It is a 6cm bronze disk stamped CF 4, set in cement at the upper part of the visible rock located 20m NW of BM No. 3.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1603
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL method24 hour averages
PSMSL code1603
Other relevant codesUHSLC 730
Additional information
Other relevant informationLevelling once a year, no GPS recording.
Nearest Met. stationBase Prat
Last updated9 October 2003