GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number245
Station name

Ponta Delgado, Azores

Time zone015W, GMT - 1hr
Latitude (+ve N)37.4416
Longitude (+ve E)-25.4027
Observation period(s)1924, 1930-1952, 1954-1960, 1962-1963, 1978-1980, 1982-1991
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 Ponta Delgado, Azores
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateContinuous analogue record
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload d211.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Ponta Delgado, Azores site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa211a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Tide gauge benchmarksNP - benchmark bolt at the root of pier
Benchmark relationshipsTide gauge zero (TGZ) = Portuguese Hydrographic Institute Chart Datum TGZ = 3.000m below NP
Auxiliary benchmarksMN 7/83 is 2.748m above Chart Datum MC is 2.812m above Chart Datum
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Ponta Delgado, Azores
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Ponta Delgado, Azores
MSL methodMetode de Hauteurs Reduites
PSMSL code258
Other relevant codesUHSLC 211
Additional information 
Last updated1992-09-26

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)