Port Stanley-A Phase 2 Site History

Station Name Port Stanley-A Phase 2
Latitude 51° 42.0' S
Country U.K.
Longitude 057° 52.0' W
Gloss No 305
Time Reference GMT(00-23 hours)
Contributor Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory,
Joseph Proudman Building,
6 Brownlow Street,
Liverpool,
L3 5DA. U.K.
Observation Period Nov 1964 - Dec 1969, Oct 1974 - Nov 1974
Instrument Type Lea float gauge
Site of Gauge West end of Government jetty, in Stanley Harbour.

Please Note: This is a different data set from Port Stanley-B Phase 2, they are not linked in any way.

Parameters Recorded

Period CI(%) Parameters Sample Interval
Nov 1964 - Dec 1964 93.9 SL 60 mins
Jan 1965 - Dec 1965 100 SL 60 mins
Jan 1966 - Dec 1966 99.9 SL 60 mins
Jan 1967 - Jul 1967 99.8 SL 60 mins
Jan 1968 - Dec 1968 99.1 SL 60 mins
Jan 1969 - Dec 1969 99.5 SL 60 mins
Oct 1974 - Nov 1974 89.9 SL 60 mins

where:

SL = ASLVTD01 = Sea Level

Tide Gauge Benchmark (TGBM)

Public Works Office Benchmark (PWD BM)

Benchmark Relationships

Tide gauge zero (TGZ) = Chart datum

TGZ = 6.258m below PWD BM
TGZ = 0.132m below Ordanance Datum (OD)

Quality Assessment

All data have been tidally analysed and constants and residuals checked. Records have been visually inspected for spikes, timing and datum shifts. In most cases, records listed as marked below are isoleted spikes, rather than long periods of bad data.

Possible datum shift 01 Oct 1974 0300hrs +30cm

Possible datum shift 12 Nov 1974 2000hrs -30cm

Period Comments
Nov 1964 - Dec 1964 Gap: 306-307,312-314 Marked: None
Questionable Fluctuations: None
Jan 1965 - Dec 1965 Gap: None Marked:42,45,63,70,87,131,200,222,344
Questionable Fluctuations: None
Jan 1966 - Dec 1966 Gap: 122 Marked: 113,157,232,263
Questionable Fluctuations: None
Jan 1967 - Jul 1967 Gap: 190 Marked: None
Questionable Fluctuations: 186-190
Jan 1968 - Dec 1968 Gap: 001,330-333 Marked: 25,193,224
Questionable Fluctuations: 32-36,153-157,200,203,345,354-358
Jan 1969 - Dec 1969 Gap: 271-272,343 Marked: 006
Questionable Fluctuations: 272-274
Oct 1974 - Nov 1974 Gap: 310-316, Marked: 288,321,326
Questionable Fluctuations: None