GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number34
Station name

Madras

CountryIndia
Time zone82.5E, GMT + 5.5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)13.1
Longitude (+ve E)80.3
OceanIndian
Observation period(s)1886-1889, 1894-1933, 1952-
Responsible countryIndia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Addl. Surveyor General, Geodetic and Research Branch, Survey of India, 17 E.C. Road, Dehra Dun 248 001, India
GLOSS contactIndia
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataNo
Data acquisition rateContinuous recording
Real-time data availableNo
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksB.M. No. 160/30 - GTS on second step from bottom on east side of Lord Cornwallis Fountain
Benchmark relationships5.04m above chart datum (1952)
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Madras
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Madras
MSL methodAverage of Hourly Heights
PSMSL code205
Additional information 
Other relevant informationGPS and real time data available
Last updated1990-06-23

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)