GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number244
Station name

Santa Cruz del Flores (Azores)

Time zone015W, GMT - 1hr
Latitude (+ve N)39.2728
Longitude (+ve E)-31.0745
Observation period(s)1957-1969, 1976-1988, 1991-
Responsible countryPortugal
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Instituto Hidrografico, Rua das Trinas 49, P-1296 Lisboa Codex, Portugal
GLOSS contactPortugal
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Santa Cruz del Flores (Azores)
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateContinuous analog record, digitised at 60 minute intervals
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa210a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Tide gauge benchmarksMN 17/83 - benchmark bolt on the curb at the intersection of Travessa da Alfandega and Rua Senador Andre de Freitas
Benchmark relationshipsTide gauge zero (TGZ) = Portuguese Hydrographic Institute Chart Datum TGZ = 3.688m below IGC TGZ = 6.672m below MN 16/83 TGZ = 6.809m below MN 17/83
Auxiliary benchmarks1/76 is 4.663m above Chart Datum 8/84 is 3.879m above Chart Datum 2/76 is 3.710m above Chart Datum
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
MSL methodMetode de Hauteurs Reduites
PSMSL code843
Other relevant codesUHSLC 210
Additional information 
Nearest Met. stationSanta Cruz das Flores
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)
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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)