GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Gibraltar

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

General
Gloss number248
Station nameGibraltar
CountryU.K.
Time zone015E, GMT + 1hr
Latitude (+ve N)36.14823
Longitude (+ve E)-5.36492
OceanAtlantic
Observation periods1961-1990, 1993-
New gauge installed 2004, 2007 pressure gauge
Responsible countryU.K.
Authority responsible for tide gauge1961 - 2000 Queen's Harbour Master, H.M. Naval Base, Gibraltar
2004 Captain of the Port, Gibraltar Port Authority
GLOSS contactUK
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location map
Instrumentation
FloatNo
PressureYes
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarYes
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateHourly tabulations from analogue chart (up to 2000)
2004 - 15 minute interval
High frequency data at BODCData 248 Document 63850
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkTop of coping north of tide gauge hut
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) set to Admiralty Chart Datum which is 3.2m below TGBM (1984 - 2000)
Tide Gauge Zero (TGZ) set to Admiralty Chart Datum which is 3.22m below TGBM (2004 onwards)
Tide Gauge Zero (TGZ) 0.25m below Alicante Datum
Auxiliary benchmarksBM'18' (Grid reference TF 8835 0123) on SW face of main dockyard wall, North Jumper's Bastion
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 981
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodMean of hourly heights
PSMSL code981
Additional information
Nearest Met. stationGibraltar Airport
Last updated16 February 2005