GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Ascension

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 number263
Station nameAscension
CountryU.K.
Time zone000E, GMT
Latitude (+ve N)-7.91666
Longitude (+ve E)-14.41666
OceanAtlantic
Observation periods1983-
Responsible countryU.K.
Authority responsible for tide gaugeNational Oceanography Centre, Joseph Proudman Building, 6 Brownlow Street, Liverpool, L3 5DA, UK
GLOSS contactUK
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location map
Instrumentation
FloatNo
PressureYes
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarYes
Data
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersSea temperature, barometric pressure
Data acquisition rateRecording at hourly intervals, on the hour (Clarence Bay).
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 291 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 263p1 Data 263p2 Document 62215 Document 78800
High frequency data at UHSLCData 291a Document 291a File format
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkNone
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1831
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodDoodson X0 filter
PSMSL code1831
Other relevant codesUHSLC 291
Additional information
Nearest Met. stationRAF Station, Ascension
Last updated24 January 2003