GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Stanley, Falklands/Malvinas

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 number305
Station nameStanley, Falklands/Malvinas
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-51.75
Longitude (+ve E)-57.93333
Observation periods1988-
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
Location map
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersSea temperature, atmospheric pressure
Data acquisition rateRecording at hourly intervals, on the hour.
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 290 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 305p1 Data 305ap2 Data 305bp2 Document 62229 Document 78831 Document 78845
High frequency data at UHSLCData 290a Data 290b Document 290a Document 290b File format
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkExisting benchmark is top of pile near floating landing stage. New benchmark required.
Auxiliary benchmarksBenchmark at Stanley, but tide gauge not levelled into it.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1796 RLR 1082
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodDoodson X0 filter
PSMSL code1796
Other relevant codesUHSLC 290
Additional information
Other relevant informationMore Harbour - 6 months deployment in 1984.
Port Louis Harbour, Port Louis Tablet - 1984, minimal data obtained.
PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at Stanley (PSMSL Code 863/001 1964-1969, 1974).
Nearest Met. stationMount Pleasant, Falklands
Last updated5 December 1993