GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Malin Head

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Station information

General
Gloss number239
Station nameMalin Head
CountryIreland
Time zone000E, GMT
Latitude (+ve N)55.36666
Longitude (+ve E)-7.33333
OceanAtlantic
Observation periods1958-unknown. Bubbler 2003-
Responsible countryIreland
Authority responsible for tide gaugeOffice of Public Works
GLOSS contactIreland
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location map
Instrumentation
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate24 hour on graph paper; readings for every third hour used.
High frequency data at BODCData 239 Document 26764
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkOrdnance Survey Benchmark Brass bolt inside hut. 2 rawplug bolts in wall outside.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM is 19.8360m below F.B.M.
Auxiliary benchmarksAux 1: E.F. (GB2) bolt on cropping rock opposite W face of house.
Aux 2: A (GB3) bolt in third step of 'steps'.
Aux 3: B (GB4) bolt on cropping rock 1.8m from NE angle of house.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 916
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code916
Additional information
Nearest Met. stationMalin Head
Last updated5 December 1993