GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number222
Station name

Halifax

CountryCanada
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)44.66666
Longitude (+ve E)-63.58333
OceanAtlantic
Observation period(s)1895-1907, 1919-
Responsible countryCanada
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, CHS Maritimes, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, P.O. Box 1006, Dartmouth, N.S., B2Y 4A2, Canada
GLOSS contactCanada
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Halifax
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateContinuous graph (sampled hourly) 15 minutes (electronic)
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h275.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g222.zip from BODC   View Halifax site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h275a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa275a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksWSC1-1981 A Water Survey of Canada tablet set horizontally in the NE face of the SE corner of bldg. no. D-57, tablet 0.76m N of SE corner 0.15m below brickwork. Elevation 5.094m above Chart Datum (LNT).
Benchmark relationships1895-1907 Admiralty Datum of 25.58m (Admiralty assumed datum) *see below 1919-1939 Admiralty Datum of 25.58m (Admiralty assumed datum) *see below 1940-1955 Admiralty Datum of 25.58m (Admiralty assumed datum) *see below 1956- to date Canadian Hygrographic
Auxiliary benchmarksWSC2-1981: A Water Survey of Canada tablet set horizontally in the NE face of the NW corner of bldg. no. D-34, tablet 2.84m from N corner of bldg. and 0.30m above concrete walkway. Elevation 4.766m above LNT. 88N9000: A CHS tablet set horizontally in the SE corner of the new naval fire station foundation, 0.24m west of the SE corner of the bldg., 0.14m below brickwork. Elevation 8.208m above Chart Datum (LNT). 96N9000: A CHS set horizontally in the south face of the SW bridge (Angus L. Macdonald) caisson, 0.10m above granite sill, 0.20m east of the SW corner of the caisson, 0.80m above paved ground level surface and 15.0m NNW of gauge house. Elevation 4.278m above Chart Datum.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Halifax
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Halifax
MSL methodmean of hourly heights
PSMSL code96
Other relevant codesUHSLC 275
Additional information 
Other relevant informationData available at http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca, http://www.meds-sdmm.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/meds/Databases/TWL/TWL_inventory_e.htm and http://www.meds-sdmm.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/meds/prog_nat/benchmark/public/default_e.as
Nearest Met. stationBedford, Nova Scotia
Last updated1997-11-10

Related BODC pages

Sea level portal      World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) — Sea  level
UK Tide Gauge Network     Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR)
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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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