South Africa (Port Elizabeth) Station information sheet

GLOSS number 76
Station name

Port Elizabeth

Country South Africa
Time zone 030E, GMT + 2hrs
Latitude (+ve N) -33.96666
Longitude (+ve E) 25.63333
Ocean Indian
Observation period(s) 1937-
Responsible country South Africa
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Hydrographer, South African Navy, Private Bag X1, Tokai 7966, South Africa
GLOSS contact Prof.G.B.Brundrit
Dept.of Oceanography
University of Cape Town
Rondebosch 7700
South Africa
Committed to GLOSS Yes
Operational Yes
Float Yes
Pressure No
Bubbler No
Acoustic Yes
Radar No
Digital data Yes
Additional parameters Sea temperature (from 1990), air pressure (from 1990)
Data acquisition rate Float/stilling well - filtered hourly. Acoustic meaned values recorded at one minute intervals.
High frequency data at BODC    Download document g076.txt  from BODC   
High frequency data at UHSLC Download from UHSLC   Download documentation qa184a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data available No
Additional parameters (real-time) Sea temperature (from 1990), air pressure (from 1990)
Tide gauge benchmarks Trig Survey BM PE1 adjacent bollard No. 1 Charl Malan Quay. UTM Grid Reference 35 HLN 732417.
Benchmark relationships Tide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = South Africa Chart Datum. TGZ = 0.838m below LLD (MSL) until 31 December 1978 TGZ = 0.900m below LLD (MSL) from 01 January 1979 TGZ = 5.299m below BM PE1
Data at PSMSL  
Annual MSL (RLR) data Download annual MSL (RLR) data for Port Elizabeth
Annual MSL (RLR) plot View annual MSL (RLR) plot for Port Elizabeth
MSL method Doodson X0 filter
PSMSL code 430/088
Other relevant codes UHSLC 184
Additional information  
Other relevant information Values based on GPS have been observed but not finally calculated.
Nearest Met. station Port Elizabeth
Last updated 2002-12-11