GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Madras

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 number34
Station nameMadras
CountryIndia
Time zone82.5E, GMT + 5.5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)13.1
Longitude (+ve E)80.3
OceanIndian
Observation periods1886-1889, 1894-1933, 1952-
Responsible countryIndia
Authority responsible for tide gaugeAddl. Surveyor General, Geodetic and Research Branch, Survey of India, 17 E.C. Road, Dehra Dun 248 001, India
GLOSS contactIndia
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Instrumentation
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataNo
Data acquisition rateContinuous recording
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkB.M. No. 160/30 - GTS on second step from bottom on east side of Lord Cornwallis Fountain
Benchmark relationships5.04m above chart datum (1952)
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 205
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodAverage of Hourly Heights
PSMSL code205
Additional information
Other relevant informationGPS and real time data available
Last updated23 June 1990