GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number189
Station name

Capitan Prat Base (Antarctica)

CountryChile
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-62.29
Longitude (+ve E)-59.38
OceanSouthern
Observation period(s)1983-2001 Bubbler gauge 2000-2003 differential pressure transducer, unoperational 2004
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 Capitan Prat Base (Antarctica)   View location map for GLOSS station Capitan Prat Base (Antarctica)
Instrumentation 
FloatNo
PressureYes
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersSea temperature (daily)
Data acquisition rate20 minute intervals
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h730a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa730a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)Sea temperature (daily)
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksBM No. 1: It is a 6cm bronze disk stamped CF 1, set in cement at the right of the main entrance to the 'Base Naval Antartica-Arturo Prat' building
Benchmark relationshipsBM No. 1 (1983-2003) BM No. 3 (1983-2003) BM No. 4 (1983-2003)
Auxiliary benchmarksBM No. 3: It is a 6cm bronze disk stamped CF 3, set in cement at the upper part of the visible rock located 40m NW of the 'Base Naval Antartica-Arturo Prat' building. BM No. 4: It is a 6cm bronze disk stamped CF 4, set in cement at the upper part of the visible rock located 20m NW of BM No. 3.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Capitan Prat Base (Antarctica)
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Capitan Prat Base (Antarctica)
MSL method24 hour averages
PSMSL code1603
Other relevant codesUHSLC 730
Additional information 
Other relevant informationLevelling once a year, no GPS recording.
Nearest Met. stationBase Prat
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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University of Hawai`i Sea Level Centre (UHSLC)  World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)

 

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