GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number192
Station name

Mar del Plata

CountryArgentina
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-38.05
Longitude (+ve E)-57.55
OceanAtlantic
Observation period(s)Float/stilling well 1949- 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. http://www.hidro.gov.ar/
GLOSS contactArgentina
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Mar del Plata   View location map for GLOSS station Mar del Plata
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerYes
AcousticYes
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersWind speed/direction/gust, air & water temp., air pressure
Data acquisition rateFloat/stilling well: hourly recording Acoustic: six minute recording
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)Wind speed/direction/gust, air & water temp., air pressure
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksBenchmark bolt inside tide gauge hut adjacent to stilling well. Acoustic gauge is referred to the same benchmark as the float gauge. Aquatrack Levelling Point designated as 10.000m above an arbitrary zero.
Benchmark relationshipsTide gauge zero (TGZ) = local chart datum TGZ = 0.91m below 'O' IGM TGZ = 5.74m below TGBM (from 1949 onwards) NOAA Gauge O designated exactly two metres below chart zero. Chart zero refers to MLLW as on the Plano de Reduccion de la Carta Argentina.
Auxiliary benchmarksAUX 1: Punto fijo No. 11, AUX 1: Punto fijo No. 11, ubicado al pie de la cuarta columna, contando desde la entrade, en el muelle del Club de Pescadores de Mar del Plata. Other benchmarks include: SIHN 2020 A 1992, 166, PN10, NO 6 1948, PF VINCULO. ubicado al pie de la cuarta columna, contando desde la entrade, en el muelle del Club de Pescadores de Mar del Plata.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Mar del Plata   Download annual MSL (RLR) data for Mar del Plata
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Mar del Plata   View annual MSL (RLR) plot for Mar del Plata
MSL methodmean monthly hourly heights
PSMSL code819
Additional information 
Other relevant informationData for other gauges at Mar del Plata (PSMSL Code 860/111 1910-1913, 1915-1946) and at Puerto (PSMSL Code 860/091 1957-1967, 1971-1980) are held by PSMSL. Since 1980, Servicio de Hidrografia Naval keeps operational the Mar del Plata Club station only. Its benchmarks are mentioned above.
Last updated1993-12-04

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