GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Port Elizabeth

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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

Gloss number76
Station namePort Elizabeth
CountrySouth Africa
Time zone030E, GMT + 2hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-33.57
Longitude (+ve E)25.37
Observation periods1937-
Responsible countrySouth Africa
Authority responsible for tide gaugeHydrographer, South African Navy, Private Bag X1, Tokai 7966, South Africa
GLOSS contactSouth Africa
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersSea temperature (from 1990), air pressure (from 1990)
Data acquisition rateFloat/stilling well - filtered hourly. Acoustic meaned values recorded at one minute intervals.
High frequency data at BODCData 076 Document 63864
High frequency data at UHSLCData 184a Document 184a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkTrig Survey BM PE1 adjacent bollard No. 1 Charl Malan Quay. UTM Grid Reference 35 HLN 732417.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = South Africa Chart Datum.
TGZ = 0.838m below LLD (MSL) until 31 December 1978
TGZ = 0.900m below LLD (MSL) from 01 January 1979
TGZ = 5.299m below BM PE1
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 820
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodDoodson X0 filter
PSMSL code820
Other relevant codesUHSLC 184
Additional information
Other relevant informationValues based on GPS have been observed but not finally calculated.
Nearest Met. stationPort Elizabeth
Last updated11 December 2002