GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Stornoway

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 number238
Station nameStornoway
Time zone000E, GMT
Latitude (+ve N)58.2
Longitude (+ve E)-6.38333
Observation periods1928-1983 Stilling Well/Float
1985 - Bubbler gauge
Responsible countryU.K.
Authority responsible for tide gaugeNational Oceanography Centre, Joseph Proudman Building, 6 Brownlow Street, Liverpool, L3 5DA, UK
GLOSS contactUK
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersMid-tide datum
Data acquisition rateRecording at 15 minute intervals, filtered to hourly heights.
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 295 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 238 Document 45014 Document 83389
High frequency data at UHSLCData 295a Document 295a File format
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkOrdnance Survey Benchmark bolt E side of No. 2 Wharf (Bank Street Wharf) Ordnance Survey grid reference NB 4228 3264
Benchmark relationshipsTide gauge zero (TGZ) = Admiralty Chart Datum (ACD)
TGZ = 2.71m below Local Ordnance Datum
TGZ = 6.368m below TGBM (from 1988 onwards)
Auxiliary benchmarksAUX 1: Ordnance Survey Benchmark bolt in steps NE angle of King Edward Wharf. Ordnance Survey grid reference NB 4215 3271.
AUX 2: Amity House, E side of Esplanade Road, N face, NW angle. Ordnance Survey grid reference NB 4212 3275.
AUX 3: Bank S side of Worth Beach, NW angle, N face. Ordnance Survey grid reference NB 4223 3280.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 314
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodDoodson X0 filter
PSMSL code314
Other relevant codesUHSLC 295
Additional information
Nearest Met. stationStornoway airport
Last updated16 February 2005