GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number229
Station name

Reykjavik

CountryIceland
Time zone000E, GMT
Latitude (+ve N)64.15
Longitude (+ve E)-21.93333
OceanAtlantic
Observation period(s)1957- float/stilling well 1994 - pressure gauge
Responsible countryIceland
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Iceland Hydrographic Service, Posthof 7120, 127 Reykjavik, Iceland
GLOSS contactIceland
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Reykjavik
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureYes
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersBarometric pressure, air temperature, wind speed & direction
Data acquisition rateThe pressure gauge is recording at 10 minutes interval; average of 60 seconds sample.
High frequency data at BODCDownload g229.zip from BODC   View Reykjavik site history  
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)Barometric pressure, air temperature, wind speed & direction
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksBase of tide gauge box, which is on top of the stilling well.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = Chart Datum TGZ = 12.538m below BM number 3277 TGZ = 5.968m below base of tide gauge box TGZ for the pressure gauge is 6.561m below BM No. 3278
Auxiliary benchmarksBM No. 3277 Reykjavik community Benchmark, bolt in the base of house at Aegisgata no. 7. BM No. 3278 Reykjavik community Benchmark, bolt in the base of house at Tryggvagata no. 2.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Reykjavik
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Reykjavik
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code638
Additional information 
Nearest Met. stationapprox. 3.5km from tide gauge
Last updated1997-11-20

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)