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Port Louis-B (Mauritius) Site History

History Summary

Station Port Louis-B
Country Mauritius
Latitude 20° 09.2' S
Longitude 057° 29.4' E
GLOSS No 018
Time Reference GMT (hours 00-23)
Contributor Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Instrument Type Munroe, float and stilling well
Site of Gauge The gauge is in a stone building, at the corner of Quay D.
Observational periods 1964 - 1965

Reference Level

The sea level heights are referred to the zero point assigned to the tide gauge.

Additional Information

The Munro tide gauge in a stone building, at the corner of the Quay D, was dismantled in the early 1970's. The Zero of the recorder corresponds to a marked level situated seven feet below the level of the Quay. This datum point denotes the level of the mean low water at spring tides. It was selected in 1929 after taking the average of the low water spring tide levels over a 48 month period.

Quality Assessment by the UH Sea Level Center


The daily or monthly means do not reveal any obvious reference level changes or trends.

Year CI (%) Missing Data Replaced Gaps or Bad Data Questionable Fluctuations
1964 74 86-91,102-104,157-159,219-223,227-229,251-254,256-260,263-266,270-272,277-279,304-306, 309-311,354-356 none 76-78,118-119,173
1965 83 10-12,13-15,18-20,32-35,51-53,57-61,86-88,114-116,121-123,138-140,145-147,156-158, 162-164,167-169,177-182,183-186,196-200,212-214,219-221,233-236,268-270,310-312,345-348,352-354,358-360,365 (20)224-(19)225 (20)238-(19)239 (20)258-(19)259 18,135-137,211-212,243,296