GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number264
Station name

St. Helena

CountryU.K.
Time zone000E, GMT
Latitude (+ve N)-15.96666
Longitude (+ve E)-5.7
OceanAtlantic
Observation period(s)1986-
Responsible countryU.K.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, 6 Brownlow Street, Liverpool, L3 5DA, UK
GLOSS contactUK
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station St. Helena
Instrumentation 
FloatNo
PressureYes
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersAtmospheric pressure, sea temperature
Data acquisition rateRecording at 15 minute intervals, filtered to hourly heights.
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h292.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g264p1.zip from BODC  Download g264p2.zip from BODC   View St. Helena site history   View BODC document #78828  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h292a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa292a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)Atmospheric pressure, sea temperature
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksNone
Auxiliary benchmarksHistoric benchmarks only, last levelled in 1986.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for St. Helena
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for St. Helena
MSL methodDoodson X0 filter
PSMSL code1845
Other relevant codesUHSLC 292
Additional information 
Other relevant informationOne year of data from Jamestown, St. Helena (15 55S, 005 42W), 1986-1987. DORIS station on island providing meteorological data for IGN, Paris, France.
Nearest Met. stationBottom Wood, St. Helena
Last updated2003-01-24

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)