GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number202
Station name


CountryFrench Guiana
Time zone045W, GMT - 3hrs
Latitude (+ve N)4.85
Longitude (+ve E)-52.28333
Observation period(s)1977, 2006-
Responsible countryFrance
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
EPSHOM, BP 426, 29275 Brest Cedex, France
GLOSS contactFrance
Committed to GLOSSYes
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Real-time data availableNo
Tide gauge benchmarksRepere IGN no. Bbe1: repere de nivellement type E scelle dans batiment du gardien du port de Degrad des Cannes (cote rapportee au zero IGN 77 3.319m).
Benchmark relationshipsRepere A = 2.660m Repere B = 2.802m Repere C = 2.774m Repere D = 2.098m (Cote rapportee au zero IGN 77)
Auxiliary benchmarksRepere A: repere de nivellement SHOM scelle horizontalement dans un soutien de conduit, en beton, a l'enracinement du quai. Repere B: boulon fixe verticalemente dans le socle de la grue a l'extremite du quai. Repere C: boulon fixe verticalement a l'extremite du quai a l'ouest du port de Degrad des Cannes.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
PSMSL code1768
Additional information 
Other relevant informationOther benchmark: Repere D: graduation 3.97 de l'echelle de maree fixe pres du maregraphe. Also goes by name Ile Royale or Ile du Salut? New gauge proposed
Last updated1993-12-05

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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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