GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Pointe La Rue

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 number339
Station namePointe La Rue
CountrySeychelles
Time zoneGMT + 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-4.67166
Longitude (+ve E)55.52666
OceanIndian
Observation periods1962-1964, 1975-1976, 1978-1979, 1992-..., Time span of data 1993-2004 (psmsl),
Responsible countrySeychelles
Authority responsible for tide gaugeDirectorate of Civil Aviation, P.O. Box 181, Seychelles International Airport, Seychelles
Committed to GLOSSNo
OperationalYes
Instrumentation
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersThe only oceanographic observations are tide, sea level monitoring and sea temperature measurement. Further Marine and oceanographic activities are carried out by other organizations.
Data acquisition rateTide Gauge samples every second and averages every one minute, and transmits the data every 15 min to University of Hawaii.
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 121 File format
High frequency data at UHSLCDocument 121a
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkTide Gauge location 04 40.3' S and 055 31.7' E.
Tide Gauge GLOSS number 273, Toga I053, NODC II 30054502 replaced old tide gauge located at Port Victoria, it is a float/ well, Handar 436-A, Encoder 436-B.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1846
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code1846
Other relevant codesUHLSC 121
Additional information
Other relevant informationTide Gauge was installed on 11th of January 1993.
Tide Gauge samples every second and averages every one minute, and transmits the data every 15 min to University of Hawaii through Meteosat 7 and GOES satellite.
Last updated8 June 2005