GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Fort Dauphin (Taolanaro)

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Station information

General
Gloss number271
Station nameFort Dauphin (Taolanaro)
CountryMadagascar
Time zone045E, GMT + 3hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-25.01666
Longitude (+ve E)47.0
OceanIndian
Observation periods1991-
Responsible countryMadagascar
Authority responsible for tide gaugeDepartment d'Oceanographie Physique et Chimique (C.N.R.O.), BP 68 (207) Nosy-Be, Madagascar
Tel: 86 613 73
GLOSS contactMadagascar
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location map
Instrumentation
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition ratecontinuous recording, filtered to hourly data.
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkHydro-benchmark situated on the top of the well
Benchmark relationshipsTide gauge zero (TGZ) = zero hydrographic
TGZ = 2.78m below TGBM
TGBM = 1.03m below benchmark BM: rivet set on the beacon in front of the tide gauge hut
Auxiliary benchmarksRivet set on the beacon in front of the gauge, 3.81m above zero hydrographic
Data at PSMSL
MSL methodDoodson X0 filter
Additional information
Other relevant informationThe tide gauge has been adjusted by direct surveying with the hydrographic zero reference. The zero of tide state coincides with the hydrographic zero reference.
Last updated28 January 1998