GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – St. Helena

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 number264
Station nameSt. Helena
CountryU.K.
Time zone000E, GMT
Latitude (+ve N)-15.96666
Longitude (+ve E)-5.7
OceanAtlantic
Observation periods1986-
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
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersAtmospheric pressure, sea temperature
Data acquisition rateRecording at 15 minute intervals, filtered to hourly heights.
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 292 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 264p1 Data 264p2 Document 62263 Document 78828
High frequency data at UHSLCData 292a Document 292a File format
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkNone
Auxiliary benchmarksHistoric benchmarks only, last levelled in 1986.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1845
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodDoodson X0 filter
PSMSL code1845
Other relevant codesUHSLC 292
Additional information
Other relevant informationOne year of data from Jamestown, St. Helena (15 55S, 005 42W), 1986-1987. DORIS station on island providing meteorological data for IGN, Paris, France.
Nearest Met. stationBottom Wood, St. Helena
Last updated24 January 2003