GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Port of Spain

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

Gloss number203
Station namePort of Spain
CountryTrinidad and Tobago
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)10.65
Longitude (+ve E)-61.51666
Observation periods1982-
Responsible countryTrinidad and Tobago
GLOSS contactTrinidad and Tobago
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateHourly
High frequency data at UHSLCData 248a Document 248a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 415
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code415
Other relevant codesUHSLC 248
Additional information
Other relevant informationPort of Spain datum was determined by precise levelling from a reference benchmark in Port of Spain. All of the original admiralty benchmarks around the site have been destroyed, although some have been re-established. . It is located on the northwest side of the Fire Pump House in the Port facility. Visits to download data are irregular.
Resources required for futureThe station needs the following new sensors: wind (speed and direction), air temperature, sea temperature, and conductivity.
Last updated11 December 2002