GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Funchal (Madeira)

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 number250
Station nameFunchal (Madeira)
CountryPortugal
Time zone000E, GMT
Latitude (+ve N)32.3862
Longitude (+ve E)-16.5465
OceanAtlantic
Observation periods1963-1964, 1976-1978, 1981-1982, 1986-
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
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateContinuous analog record, digitised at 60 minute intervals
High frequency data at UHSLCData 218b Document 218b File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkMC - benchmark bolt inside tide gauge hut, adjacent to stilling well
Benchmark relationshipsTide gauge zero (TGZ) = Portuguese Hydrographic Institute Chart Datum TGZ = 4.218m below MHIA-1936
TGZ = 5.610m below MC
Auxiliary benchmarksT-3 (JAPAM) is 5.173m above Chart Datum
NN 22/83 is 5.981m above Chart Datum
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1030
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodMetode de Hauteurs Reduites
PSMSL code1030
Other relevant codesUHSLC 218
Additional information
Last updated11 December 2002