National Tidal and Sea Level Facility UK Tide Gauge Network 1990 - 2002 data
This CDROM contains annual data files for the UK Tide Gauge Network sites, along with accompanying documentation and statistics for the years 1990 to 2002 (where available). Also included is a complete copy of the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) database, as of August 2003.
Production of the data sets included on the CDROM was funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Since October 2004 the UK Tide Gauge Network has been funded by the Environment Agency.
The CDROM is available free of charge.
To request a copy please use our online order form.
By ordering the CDROM you agree to the terms and conditions for the use of the data as contained within the licence agreement. A copy of the agreement can be found on the CDROM or is available here. (379 KB)
- These data from January 1980 onwards are also available for download from our web site. Pre-1980 data are available on request.
- Find out more about BODC's role with the UK Tide Gauge Network.
The UK Tide Gauge Network
The UK Tide Gauge Network, part of the National Tide and Sea Level Facility (NTSLF), was set up to obtain high quality tidal information and to provide warning of possible flooding of coastal areas around the British Isles.
It consists of 45 gauges located around the UK and operated by the National Oceanography Centre's Tide Gauge Inspectorate. Further details may be found on the NTSLF web site.
Data are collected, processed and banked to provide long term series of reliable and accurate sea levels. The data are used for tidal analysis and prediction, oceanographic research, coastal defence and storm surge warning systems. Daily checks are kept on the performance of the gauges and the data are downloaded weekly. BODC performs quality control checks and archives the data.