GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Lagos

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 number259
Station nameLagos
Time zone015E, GMT + 1hr
Latitude (+ve N)6.42052
Longitude (+ve E)3.40725
Observation periods1979-
Responsible countryNigeria
Authority responsible for tide gaugeMr. Larry Awosika, Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR), P.M.B. 12729, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
GLOSS contactNigeria
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersWind speed/direction,air/water temp., barometric pressure
Data acquisition rateDigitizing interval of 60 minutes
High frequency data at UHSLCData 233a Data 233c Document 233a Document 233c File format
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 2.9063m which is tied to the Lagos Survey Datum of 2.8310m. TGBM is at the tide gauge shelter floor.
Benchmark relationshipsBenchmark is tied to Lagos Survey Datum as well as other benchmarks in the vicinity of the tide gauge.
Auxiliary benchmarksNIOMR Tank = 4.1672m
1400E = 3.8155m
BMN2 = 3.5742m
1406C = 4.1727m
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
PSMSL code1767
Other relevant codesUHSLC 233
Additional information
Other relevant informationNOAA have installed a NGWLMS alongside the analogue gauge, which has been collecting data since 10 May 1992.
Nearest Met. stationNIOMR Met. Dept. Station
Last updated11 December 2002