Namibia (Walvis Bay) Station information sheet

GLOSS number 314
Station name

Walvis Bay

Country Namibia
Time zone 030E, GMT+2hrs
Latitude (+ve N) -22.93333
Longitude (+ve E) 14.5
Ocean Atlantic
Observation period(s) 1958-1979 (Kent); 1979- (Ott); 1990- (Acoustic)
Responsible country Namibia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Hydrographer, SA Navy, Private Bag X1, Tokai 7966, South Africa
GLOSS contact Mr. B.W. Oelofson
Deputy Director for Fisheries for Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Developemnt
Private Bag 13193
Windhoek 9000
Committed to GLOSS No
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 - digitised hourly. Acoustic - meaned values recorded at minute intervals, filtered
High frequency data at BODC    Download document g314.txt  from BODC   
High frequency data at UHSLC Download from UHSLC   Download documentation qa220a.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 1A1 adjacent Railway Headquarters - UTM grid reference 33 KVE 492622
Benchmark relationships Tide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 0.913m below LLD (MSL) until 31 December 1978 TGZ = 0.900m below LLD (MSL) from 1 January 1979 TGZ = 2.291m below BM 1A1
Data at PSMSL  
Annual MSL (RLR) data Download annual MSL (RLR) data for Walvis Bay
Annual MSL (RLR) plot View annual MSL (RLR) plot for Walvis Bay
MSL method Doodson X0 filter
PSMSL code 427/001
Other relevant codes UHSLC 220
Additional information  
Last updated 2002-12-11