GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number175
Station name


Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-33.03333
Longitude (+ve E)-71.61666
Observation period(s)1945-1976 Float/stilling well 1976-1999 Bubbler 1999-2003 Differential Pressure Transducer
Responsible countryChile
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Servicio Hidrografico y Oceanografico de la Armada, Departamento Oceanografia, Casilla 324, Valparaiso, Chile
GLOSS contactChile
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Valparaiso   View location map for GLOSS station Valparaiso
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersSea temperature (hourly) Air temperature (hourly) Atmospheric pressure (hourly)
Data acquisition rate2 minute interval from pressure transducer, 6 minute intervals from Next Generation acoustic gauge
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h081.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC  Download from BODC   View Valparaiso site history   View BODC document #57471  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa081a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted
to GLOSS Fast Centre
Real-time data plots from UHSLC
Additional parameters (real-time)Sea temperature (hourly) Air temperature (hourly) Atmospheric pressure (hourly)
Tide gauge benchmarksBM Control - it is a 6cm bronze disk stamped 'Cota Control' set in cement at north side in the base of the tide house
Benchmark relationshipsBM Control (1985-1997) BM No. 7 (1950-1997)
Auxiliary benchmarksBM No. 7 - it is a 6cm bronze disk stamped CF 7, set in cement at the west side of the building located 60m east of the tide house. Also: BM 2 1941, CF 3 1941, BM 10, CF ESMERALDA 1985, CF FARO 1991, CF CANON 1991.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Valparaiso
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Valparaiso
MSL method24 hour averages
PSMSL code499
Other relevant codesUHSLC 081
Additional information 
Other relevant informationThe standard tide gauge installed in 1941 near CF No. 10 was moved in 1984 to the present site. PSMSL hold data from other gauges at Valparaiso (PSMSL Code 850/032 1982-1999 and PSMSL Code 850/033 1985-1999). Levelling twice a year No GPS recording
Nearest Met. stationPunta Angeles Lighthouse
Last updated2003-10-09