GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Reykjavik

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 column headings to sort the station list table. Click the GLOSS number buttons to view the station information.

Station information

Gloss number229
Station nameReykjavik
Time zone000E, GMT
Latitude (+ve N)64.15
Longitude (+ve E)-21.93333
Observation periods1957- float/stilling well
1994 - pressure gauge
Responsible countryIceland
Authority responsible for tide gaugeIceland Hydrographic Service, Posthof 7120, 127 Reykjavik, Iceland
GLOSS contactIceland
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersBarometric pressure, air temperature, wind speed & direction
Data acquisition rateThe pressure gauge is recording at 10 minutes interval; average of 60 seconds sample.
High frequency data at BODCData 229 Document 62883
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkBase of tide gauge box, which is on top of the stilling well.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = Chart Datum
TGZ = 12.538m below BM number 3277
TGZ = 5.968m below base of tide gauge box
TGZ for the pressure gauge is 6.561m below BM No. 3278
Auxiliary benchmarksBM No. 3277 Reykjavik community Benchmark, bolt in the base of house at Aegisgata no. 7.
BM No. 3278 Reykjavik community Benchmark, bolt in the base of house at Tryggvagata no. 2.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 638
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code638
Additional information
Nearest Met. stationapprox. 3.5km from tide gauge
Last updated20 November 1997