GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Mar del Plata

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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 number192
Station nameMar del Plata
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-38.05
Longitude (+ve E)-57.55
Observation periodsFloat/stilling well 1949-
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
Aditional parametersWind speed/direction/gust, air & water temp., air pressure
Data acquisition rateFloat/stilling well: hourly recording
Acoustic: six minute recording
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkBenchmark bolt inside tide gauge hut adjacent to stilling well.
Acoustic gauge is referred to the same benchmark as the float gauge.
Aquatrack Levelling Point designated as 10.000m above an arbitrary zero.
Benchmark relationshipsTide gauge zero (TGZ) = local chart datum
TGZ = 0.91m below 'O' IGM
TGZ = 5.74m below TGBM (from 1949 onwards)
NOAA Gauge O designated exactly two metres below chart zero. Chart zero refers to MLLW as on the Plano de Reduccion de la Carta Argentina.
Auxiliary benchmarksAUX 1: Punto fijo No. 11, AUX 1: Punto fijo No. 11, ubicado al pie de la cuarta columna, contando desde la entrade, en el muelle del Club de Pescadores de Mar del Plata.
Other benchmarks include: SIHN 2020 A 1992, 166, PN10, NO 6 1948, PF VINCULO.
ubicado al pie de la cuarta columna, contando desde la entrade, en el muelle del Club de Pescadores de Mar del Plata.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 819 RLR 857
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodmean monthly hourly heights
PSMSL code819
Additional information
Other relevant informationData for other gauges at Mar del Plata (PSMSL Code 860/111 1910-1913, 1915-1946) and at Puerto (PSMSL Code 860/091 1957-1967, 1971-1980) are held by PSMSL.
Since 1980, Servicio de Hidrografia Naval keeps operational the Mar del Plata Club station only. Its benchmarks are mentioned above.
Last updated4 December 1993