GLOSS Station Handbook – Port Sonara
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.0
|Station name||Port Sonara|
|Latitude (+ve N)||4.005|
|Longitude (+ve E)||9.125|
|Observation periods||20 June 2008 to 30 April 2010|
|Authority responsible for tide gauge||Societe National de Raffinage|
|Additional parameters (real-time)||None|
|Tide gauge benchmark||Foundation (pile 21) Top of foundation where tide gauge is located.|
|Benchmark relationships||Estimated Chart Datum = 4.2m below top of Foundation (pile 21)|
|Data at PSMSL|
|Annual MSL (RLR) data||Yes (Monthly metric data only available)|
|Other relevant information||The tide gauge has not yet been levelled into the local datum network, so data are uncalibrated heights from the Kalesto sensor. Benchmark heights are given relative to an estimation of local Chart Datum.|
The tide gauge is located in the Sonara Company Harbour, close to Port Lime, on a fondation ('Verole 21') of the Poste des Caboteurs pier at AP1, Wharf 1.