GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number170
Station name


Time zone075W, GMT - 5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)3.9
Longitude (+ve E)-77.1
Observation period(s)1942-1989 Float/stilling well; 1989- (new gauge)
Responsible countryColombia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
IDEAM, Diagonal 97 No. 11-60, Pisa 7 Commutador, Santa Fe de Bogota D.C., Colombia. Tel: +55 1 6356007
GLOSS contactColombia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Buenaventura
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersSea temperature, sea salinity,sea density
Data acquisition rateRecording at 6 minute intervals, filtered to hourly heights
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa085a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)Sea temperature, sea salinity,sea density
Tide gauge benchmarksBM 1 FT 277 located in NW corner of platform (a 6.122 mts. del cero de la regla (limnimetro); CMB 10 a 5.514 mts. Del cero de la regla (LM); CMB 11 a 7.678 mts. Del cero de la regla (LM).
Benchmark relationshipsCMB 12 a 7.453 mts. Del cero de la regla (LM). CMB 13 a 7.951 mts. Del cero de la regla (LM).
Auxiliary benchmarksCMB-1B a 6.093 mts. Del cero de la regla (LM)
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Buenaventura
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Buenaventura
MSL methodStatistical method
PSMSL code456
Other relevant codesUHSLC 085
Additional information 
Other relevant information1942-1989 standard tide gauge; 1989 replaced with Fisher Porter analogue to digital recorder (ADR).
Nearest Met. stationColpuertos 1969-04
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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