GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number76
Station name

Port Elizabeth

CountrySouth Africa
Time zone030E, GMT + 2hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-33.57
Longitude (+ve E)25.37
OceanIndian
Observation period(s)1937-
Responsible countrySouth Africa
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Hydrographer, South African Navy, Private Bag X1, Tokai 7966, South Africa
GLOSS contactSouth_Africa
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticYes
RadarYes
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersSea temperature (from 1990), air pressure (from 1990)
Data acquisition rateFloat/stilling well - filtered hourly. Acoustic meaned values recorded at one minute intervals.
High frequency data at BODCDownload g076.zip from BODC   View Port Elizabeth site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h184a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa184a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)Sea temperature (from 1990), air pressure (from 1990)
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksTrig Survey BM PE1 adjacent bollard No. 1 Charl Malan Quay. UTM Grid Reference 35 HLN 732417.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = South Africa Chart Datum. TGZ = 0.838m below LLD (MSL) until 31 December 1978 TGZ = 0.900m below LLD (MSL) from 01 January 1979 TGZ = 5.299m below BM PE1
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Port Elizabeth
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Port Elizabeth
MSL methodDoodson X0 filter
PSMSL code820
Other relevant codesUHSLC 184
Additional information 
Other relevant informationValues based on GPS have been observed but not finally calculated.
Nearest Met. stationPort Elizabeth
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)
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)

 

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