GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Ponta Delgado, Azores

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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

General
Gloss number245
Station namePonta Delgado, Azores
CountryPortugal
Time zone015W, GMT - 1hr
Latitude (+ve N)37.4416
Longitude (+ve E)-25.4027
OceanAtlantic
Observation periods1924, 1930-1952, 1954-1960, 1962-1963, 1978-1980, 1982-1991
Responsible countryPortugal
Authority responsible for tide gaugeInstituto Hidrografico, Rua das Trinas 49, P-1296 Lisboa Codex, Portugal
GLOSS contactPortugal
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location map
Instrumentation
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticYes
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateContinuous analogue record
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 211 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 245 Document 62648
High frequency data at UHSLCData 211a Document 211a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkNP - benchmark bolt at the root of pier
Benchmark relationshipsTide gauge zero (TGZ) = Portuguese Hydrographic Institute Chart Datum
TGZ = 3.000m below NP
Auxiliary benchmarksMN 7/83 is 2.748m above Chart Datum
MC is 2.812m above Chart Datum
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 258
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodMetode de Hauteurs Reduites
PSMSL code258
Other relevant codesUHSLC 211
Additional information
Last updated26 September 1992