GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number259
Station name


Time zone015E, GMT + 1hr
Latitude (+ve N)6.42052
Longitude (+ve E)3.40725
Observation period(s)1979-
Responsible countryNigeria
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Mr. Larry Awosika, Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR), P.M.B. 12729, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
GLOSS contactNigeria
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersWind speed/direction,air/water temp., barometric pressure
Data acquisition rateDigitizing interval of 60 minutes
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa233a.dmt from UHSLC   Download from UHSLC   Download documentation qa233c.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)Wind speed/direction,air/water temp., barometric pressure
Tide gauge benchmarksTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 2.9063m which is tied to the Lagos Survey Datum of 2.8310m. TGBM is at the tide gauge shelter floor.
Benchmark relationshipsBenchmark is tied to Lagos Survey Datum as well as other benchmarks in the vicinity of the tide gauge.
Auxiliary benchmarksNIOMR Tank = 4.1672m 1400E = 3.8155m BMN2 = 3.5742m 1406C = 4.1727m
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
PSMSL code1767
Other relevant codesUHSLC 233
Additional information 
Other relevant informationNOAA have installed a NGWLMS alongside the analogue gauge, which has been collecting data since 10 May 1992.
Nearest Met. stationNIOMR Met. Dept. Station
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)


Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS) Station Handbook Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)