GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number181
Station name


Time zone045W, GMT - 3hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-54.81666
Longitude (+ve E)-68.3
Observation period(s)Float/stilling well 1970- Acoustic 1992-
Responsible countryArgentina
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Servicio de Hidrografia Naval, Dto. Oceanografia, Avda. Montes de Oca 2124, C.P. 1271 Buenos Aires, Republica Argentina.
GLOSS contactArgentina
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Ushuaia   View location map for GLOSS station Ushuaia
Digital dataYes
Additional parameterswind speed/direction/gust, air & water temp., air pressure
Data acquisition rateFloat/stilling well: hourly recording Acoustic: six minute recording
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h600.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Ushuaia site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa600a.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)wind speed/direction/gust, air & water temp., air pressure
Tide gauge benchmarksBenchmark bolt inside tide gauge hut adjacent to stilling well. Acoustic gauge is referred to the same benchmarks as the float gauge. Aquatrack levelling point is 10.000m above an arbitrary 'zero'.
Benchmark relationshipsTide gauge zero (TGZ) = local chart datum TGZ = 5.52m below TGBM (from 1951 onwards) NOAA Gage 0 is designated as 2.0000m below chart zero. Chart zero refers to MLLW, indicated on the Plano de Reduccion de la Carta Argentina.
Auxiliary benchmarksAUX 1: Punto fijo ubicado frente la Base Naval Ushuaia, en las adyacencias de la Comandancia Other benchmarks include: 1000 A 1991, 1000 B 1991, Unstamped 1, Unstamped 2, II, MOJON X1 1978.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Ushuaia   Download annual MSL (RLR) data for Ushuaia
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Ushuaia   View annual MSL (RLR) plot for Ushuaia
MSL methodmean monthly hourly heights
PSMSL code1271
Other relevant codesUHSLC 600
Additional information 
Other relevant informationGauge was moved 900m in May 1970. PSMSL hold data collected prior to move (PSMSL Code 860/001, 1957-1969).
Last updated1993-12-04

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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