GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number200
Station name

Ponta da Madeira

CountryBrazil
Time zone045W, GMT - 3hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-2.56666
Longitude (+ve E)-44.36666
OceanAtlantic
Observation period(s)1985-
Responsible countryBrazil
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Companhia Vale do Rio Doce Superintendencia dos Portos-P da Madeira, BNR 123, km 7, s/n, 65085 Sao Luis, MA, Brazil
GLOSS contactBrazil
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Ponta da Madeira
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Data acquisition rateHourly
Real-time data availableNo
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksRN-P(CVRD) - bronze mark at a small pilar, near the tide gauge on the right. It has the no. 91374 printed in red colour.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = chart datum TGZ = 913.7cm below TGBM TGZ = 343.0cm below mean sea level
Auxiliary benchmarksBM-3 (CVRD) - set on a concrete box between the railway and the road, near the mineral patio.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
MSL methodGodin filter
PSMSL code1736
Additional information 
Nearest Met. station00101 - Ponta da Madeira
Last updated1993-11-28

Related BODC pages

Sea level portal      World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) — Sea  level
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University of Hawai`i Sea Level Centre (UHSLC)  World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)

 

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