GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number305
Station name

Stanley, Falklands/Malvinas

Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-51.75
Longitude (+ve E)-57.93333
Observation period(s)1988-
Responsible countryU.K.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, 6 Brownlow Street, Liverpool, L3 5DA, UK
GLOSS contactUK
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Stanley, Falklands/Malvinas
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersSea temperature, atmospheric pressure
Data acquisition rateRecording at hourly intervals, on the hour.
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h290.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC  Download from BODC  Download from BODC   View Stanley, Falklands/Malvinas site history   View BODC document #78831   View BODC document #78845  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa290a.dmt from UHSLC   Download from UHSLC   Download documentation qa290b.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)Sea temperature, atmospheric pressure
Tide gauge benchmarksExisting benchmark is top of pile near floating landing stage. New benchmark required.
Auxiliary benchmarksBenchmark at Stanley, but tide gauge not levelled into it.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Stanley, Falklands/Malvinas   Download annual MSL (RLR) data for Stanley, Falklands/Malvinas
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Stanley, Falklands/Malvinas   View annual MSL (RLR) plot for Stanley, Falklands/Malvinas
MSL methodDoodson X0 filter
PSMSL code1796
Other relevant codesUHSLC 290
Additional information 
Other relevant informationMore Harbour - 6 months deployment in 1984. Port Louis Harbour, Port Louis Tablet - 1984, minimal data obtained. PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at Stanley (PSMSL Code 863/001 1964-1969, 1974).
Nearest Met. stationMount Pleasant, Falklands
Last updated1993-12-05

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)