GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number238
Station name


Time zone000E, GMT
Latitude (+ve N)58.2
Longitude (+ve E)-6.38333
Observation period(s)1928-1983 Stilling Well/Float 1985 - Bubbler gauge
Responsible countryU.K.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Tide Gauge Inspectorate, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, 6 Brownlow Street, Liverpool, L3 5DA, UK
GLOSS contactUK
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Stornoway
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersMid-tide datum
Data acquisition rateRecording at 15 minute intervals, filtered to hourly heights.
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h295.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Stornoway site history   View BODC document #83389  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa295a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)Mid-tide datum
Tide gauge benchmarksOrdnance Survey Benchmark bolt E side of No. 2 Wharf (Bank Street Wharf) Ordnance Survey grid reference NB 4228 3264
Benchmark relationshipsTide gauge zero (TGZ) = Admiralty Chart Datum (ACD) TGZ = 2.71m below Local Ordnance Datum TGZ = 6.368m below TGBM (from 1988 onwards)
Auxiliary benchmarksAUX 1: Ordnance Survey Benchmark bolt in steps NE angle of King Edward Wharf. Ordnance Survey grid reference NB 4215 3271. AUX 2: Amity House, E side of Esplanade Road, N face, NW angle. Ordnance Survey grid reference NB 4212 3275. AUX 3: Bank S side of Worth Beach, NW angle, N face. Ordnance Survey grid reference NB 4223 3280.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Stornoway
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Stornoway
MSL methodDoodson X0 filter
PSMSL code314
Other relevant codesUHSLC 295
Additional information 
Nearest Met. stationStornoway airport
Last updated2005-02-16

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)