GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Nain

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 number224
Station nameNain
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)56.55
Longitude (+ve E)-61.7
Observation periods1963-1994 (intermittent)
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
Aditional parametersBarometric pressure and water temperature
Data acquisition rateHourly
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkBM 'yard' Elevation 8.680m above Chart Datum. A CHS tablet set vertically in top of rock outcrop in the Moravian Mission yard, 14m south of the SE corner of the minister's residence & 2m W of the mission boarding house.
Benchmark relationships1963-1981 BM 'yard' elevation 7.462m above Chart Datum
1981-1989 BM 'yard' elevation 8.680m above Chart Datum
Auxiliary benchmarks86F9000: Elevation 5.925m above Chart Datum
'man hole key': Elevation 7.974m above Chart Datum
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1029
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodMean of hourly heights
PSMSL code1029
Additional information
Other relevant informationFloat/stilling well 1963-1988
Other pressure type gauge 1989-1994. Data available at, and
Nearest Met. station1km from gauge site
Last updated10 November 1997