GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Chittagong

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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 number36
Station nameChittagong
CountryBangladesh
Time zone090E, GMT + 6hrs
Latitude (+ve N)22.33333
Longitude (+ve E)91.83333
OceanIndian
Observation periods1961-1968, 1977-1996
Responsible countryBangladesh
Authority responsible for tide gaugeEngineering Department, BIWT Authority, Dhaka, Bangladesh
GLOSS contactBangladesh
Committed to GLOSSNo
OperationalYes
Instrumentation
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkBM = 6.226m CD (Established on 20 July 1992).
Location: BIWTA BM is situated on the top step (Plinth) BIWTA pump house. The BM is located about 125 feet North of Auto Gauge Structure.
Benchmark relationshipsBM is 6.226m above chart datum (CD)
Auxiliary benchmarksBM 6.56m (21.54ft) and its CD value is (-) 0.322m (based on data analysis for the year 1978).
Location: On the southern side of the two storied building near the Sadarghat in the compound of port trust colony about 400 feet from gauge.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1496
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodmean of hourly heights
PSMSL code1496
Additional information
Other relevant informationPSMSL hold data for other gauges at Chittagong:

Khal #10 (PSMSL Code 510/010 1983-1992)
Sadarghat (PSMSL Code 510/011 1937-1948, 1956-1961, 1977-1991)
Patenga Point (PSMSL Code 510/021 1954-1960)
T.M. Compound (PSMSL Code 510/023 1960-1968)
Juldia Point (PSMSL Code 510/025 1961-1968)
Nearest Met. stationMet. Office, Chittagong
Last updated20 November 1997