GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number224
Station name


Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)56.55
Longitude (+ve E)-61.7
Observation period(s)1963-1994 (intermittent)
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
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Nain
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersBarometric pressure and water temperature
Data acquisition rateHourly
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)Barometric pressure and water temperature
Tide gauge benchmarksBM 'yard' Elevation 8.680m above Chart Datum. A CHS tablet set vertically in top of rock outcrop in the Moravian Mission yard, 14m south of the SE corner of the minister's residence & 2m W of the mission boarding house.
Benchmark relationships1963-1981 BM 'yard' elevation 7.462m above Chart Datum 1981-1989 BM 'yard' elevation 8.680m above Chart Datum
Auxiliary benchmarks86F9000: Elevation 5.925m above Chart Datum 'man hole key': Elevation 7.974m above Chart Datum
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Nain
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Nain
MSL methodMean of hourly heights
PSMSL code1029
Additional information 
Other relevant informationFloat/stilling well 1963-1988 Other pressure type gauge 1989-1994. Data available at, and
Nearest Met. station1km from gauge site
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)
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)