GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Syowa

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 number95
Station nameSyowa
Latitude (+ve N)-69.0
Longitude (+ve E)39.6
Observation periods1975- (before 1975 some non-continuous data was published) Tide gauge is sometimes changed.
Responsible countryJapan
Authority responsible for tide gaugeDirector of the Ocean, Surveys Division, Hydrographic Department, Maritime Safety Agency, 5-3-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104, Japan
GLOSS contactJapan
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkObserved sea level values are connected to the benchmark 1040 which is fixed on the rock near the site by tide pole reading and levelling.
Benchmark relationshipsBM1040 is connected to the principal benchmark for astronomical observation.
Auxiliary benchmarksSyowa base located in the Ongul Islands, east Antarctica has a local benchmark network.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
MSL methodMeasured values processed to hourly, then daily, monthly and yearly MSLs calculated
PSMSL code1396
Additional information
Other relevant informationMeasured data are sent to the geoscience laboratory in Syowa base through electric cable and recorded to memory packs. The record is checked every month.
These data are retrieved by a JARE member every January when the ice breaker ship 'Shirase' is anchored at Syowa base.
Last updated5 December 1997