GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Alexandria

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 number349
Station nameAlexandria
Time zoneGMT + 2hrs
Latitude (+ve N)31.21666
Longitude (+ve E)29.91666
Observation periods4 November 2009 to 30 April 2010
Authority responsible for tide gaugeNational Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Alexandria (Egypt)
Data acquisition rateSampling rate every 1 min.
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmark relationshipsThe tide gauge is located in the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF) located in the Eastern Harbour of Alexandria.
Auxiliary benchmarksNIOF-1 Benchmark close to the radar sensor support
NIOF-2 Benchmark in South corner of conference room building
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
PSMSL code2088
Additional information
Other relevant informationThe tide gauge has not yet been levelled into the local benchmark network, so data are uncalibrated heights from the Kalesto sensor.