GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Halifax

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 number222
Station nameHalifax
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)44.66666
Longitude (+ve E)-63.58333
Observation periods1895-1907, 1919-
Responsible countryCanada
Authority responsible for tide gaugeDept. of Fisheries and Oceans, CHS Maritimes, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 1006, Dartmouth, N.S., B2Y 4A2, Canada
GLOSS contactCanada
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateContinuous graph (sampled hourly)
15 minutes (electronic)
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 275 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 222 Document 75050
High frequency data at UHSLCData 275a Document 275a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkWSC1-1981 A Water Survey of Canada tablet set horizontally in the NE face of the SE corner of bldg. no. D-57, tablet 0.76m N of SE corner 0.15m below brickwork. Elevation 5.094m above Chart Datum (LNT).
Benchmark relationships1895-1907 Admiralty Datum of 25.58m (Admiralty assumed datum) *see below
1919-1939 Admiralty Datum of 25.58m (Admiralty assumed datum) *see below
1940-1955 Admiralty Datum of 25.58m (Admiralty assumed datum) *see below
1956- to date Canadian Hygrographic
Auxiliary benchmarksWSC2-1981: A Water Survey of Canada tablet set horizontally in the NE face of the NW corner of bldg. no. D-34, tablet 2.84m from N corner of bldg. and 0.30m above concrete walkway. Elevation 4.766m above LNT.
88N9000: A CHS tablet set horizontally in the SE corner of the new naval fire station foundation, 0.24m west of the SE corner of the bldg., 0.14m below brickwork. Elevation 8.208m above Chart Datum (LNT).
96N9000: A CHS set horizontally in the south face of the SW bridge (Angus L. Macdonald) caisson, 0.10m above granite sill, 0.20m east of the SW corner of the caisson, 0.80m above paved ground level surface and 15.0m NNW of gauge house. Elevation 4.278m above Chart Datum.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 96
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodmean of hourly heights
PSMSL code96
Other relevant codesUHSLC 275
Additional information
Other relevant informationData available at, and
Nearest Met. stationBedford, Nova Scotia
Last updated10 November 1997