GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number203
Station name

Port of Spain

CountryTrinidad and Tobago
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)10.65
Longitude (+ve E)-61.51666
OceanAtlantic
Observation period(s)1982-
Responsible countryTrinidad and Tobago
GLOSS contactTrinidad_and_Tobago
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Port of Spain
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerYes
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateHourly
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h248a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa248a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted
to GLOSS Fast Centre
Real-time data plots from UHSLC
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Port of Spain
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Port of Spain
PSMSL code415
Other relevant codesUHSLC 248
Additional information 
Other relevant informationPort of Spain datum was determined by precise levelling from a reference benchmark in Port of Spain. All of the original admiralty benchmarks around the site have been destroyed, although some have been re-established. . It is located on the northwest side of the Fire Pump House in the Port facility. Visits to download data are irregular.
Resources required for futureThe station needs the following new sensors: wind (speed and direction), air temperature, sea temperature, and conductivity.
Last updated2002-12-11

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