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GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number195
Station name

Rio de Janeiro - I.Fiscal

Time zone045W, GMT - 3hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-22.9
Longitude (+ve E)-43.16666
Observation period(s)1963-1986, Nov 1988-, Kalesto gauge due 2007
Responsible countryBrazil
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Directoria de Hidrografia e Navegacao, Divisao de Servicos Oceanicos, Rua Barão de Jaceguay, s/nº Ponta da Armação – Niterói
GLOSS contactBrazil
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Rio de Janeiro - I.Fiscal
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersAtmospheric pressure
Data acquisition rateHourly
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h280.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa280a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)Atmospheric pressure
Tide gauge benchmarksRN-2: Ordnance survey benchmark set on the floor of castle tower on Fiscal Island.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 143.6cm below Chart Datum (CD) TGZ = 490.6cm below TGBM TGZ = 236.9cm Imbitba's Vertical Datum (from 1963 onwards)
Auxiliary benchmarksRN-1: Set at internal wall of castle tower just 137.0cm above RN-2.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Rio de Janeiro - I.Fiscal
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Rio de Janeiro - I.Fiscal
MSL methodGodin filter
PSMSL code1032
Other relevant codesUHSLC 280
Additional information 
Other relevant information contains a picture. Previously called Ilhas dos Ratos
Nearest Met. stationWMO No. 83744 - Ilha Rasa
Last updated2002-12-11

Related BODC pages

Sea level portal      World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) — Sea  level
UK Tide Gauge Network     Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR)
GLOSS project page  


Related external links

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)


Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS) Station Handbook Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)