GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number176
Station name

Juan Fernandez Island

CountryChile
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-33.37
Longitude (+ve E)-78.5
OceanPacific
Observation period(s)1957-1974,1977-1984 Float/stilling well 1985-2001 Bubbler 2001-2003 Differential pressure transducer
Responsible countryChile
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Servicio Hidrografico y Oceanografico de la Armada, Departamento Oceanografia, Casilla 324, Valparaiso, Chile
GLOSS contactChile
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Juan Fernandez Island   View location map for GLOSS station Juan Fernandez Island   View location map for GLOSS station Juan Fernandez Island
Instrumentation 
FloatNo
PressureYes
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersSea temperature (hourly) Air temperature (hourly) Atmospheric pressure (hourly)
Data acquisition rate2 minute interval
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h021.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g176a.zip from BODC  Download g176b.zip from BODC  Download g176c.zip from BODC   View Juan Fernandez Island site history   View BODC document #58823   View BODC document #64273  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h021a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa021a.dmt from UHSLC   Download h021b.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa021b.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
Additional parameters (real-time)Sea temperature (hourly) Air temperature (hourly) Atmospheric pressure (hourly)
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksBM No. 6 - it is a 6cm bronze disk stamped CF 6 set in cement at the base of the flag pole front to 'Capitania de Puerto' building.
Benchmark relationshipsBM No. 2 (1983-2003) BM No. 3 (1981-1997) Removed BM No. 5 (1981-2003) BM No. 6 (1981-2003) BM No. 7 (1981-2003)
Auxiliary benchmarksBM No. 2 - it is a 10cm bronze disk stamped CF 2, set in cement at the atop of a small wall front to 'Municipalidad de Juan Fernandez' building. BM No. 7: it is a 6 cm bronze disk stamped CF 7, set in cement in the SW corner at the base 'Arturo Prat' monument.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Juan Fernandez Island
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Juan Fernandez Island
MSL method24 hour averages
PSMSL code1644
Other relevant codesUHSLC 021
Additional information 
Other relevant informationTide gauge moved to Capitania de Puerto building close to BM No. 6. PSMSL hold data from 3 other gauges at Juan Fernandez (PSMSL Code 850/036 1957-1958, 850/037 1977-1979,1981-1984 and 850/038). Levelling twice a year No GPS recording
Nearest Met. stationDireccion de Aeronautica Civil
Last updated2003-10-09

Related BODC pages

Sea level portal      World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) — Sea  level
UK Tide Gauge Network     Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR)
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Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS)     Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL)
University of Hawai`i Sea Level Centre (UHSLC)  World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)

 

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