GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Ponta da Madeira

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

General
Gloss number200
Station namePonta da Madeira
CountryBrazil
Time zone045W, GMT - 3hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-2.56666
Longitude (+ve E)-44.36666
OceanAtlantic
Observation periods1985-
Responsible countryBrazil
Authority responsible for tide gaugeCompanhia Vale do Rio Doce Superintendencia dos Portos-P da Madeira, BNR 123, km 7, s/n, 65085 Sao Luis, MA, Brazil
GLOSS contactBrazil
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location map
Instrumentation
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Data acquisition rateHourly
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkRN-P(CVRD) - bronze mark at a small pilar, near the tide gauge on the right. It has the no. 91374 printed in red colour.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = chart datum
TGZ = 913.7cm below TGBM
TGZ = 343.0cm below mean sea level
Auxiliary benchmarksBM-3 (CVRD) - set on a concrete box between the railway and the road, near the mineral patio.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
MSL methodGodin filter
PSMSL code1736
Additional information
Nearest Met. station00101 - Ponta da Madeira
Last updated28 November 1993