Kinlochbervie tide gauge site

The tide gauge housing is located in the ice plant at Kinlochbervie harbour.
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Tide gauge location

The GRP cabinet houses the tide gauge equipment which consists of a POL data logger and a three-channel bubbler system. The pressure points are fixed to a pile beneath the cabinet.

The tide gauge is levelled to the tide gauge bench mark supported by Ordnance Survey auxiliary marks.

External users

There are currently no external users.

Site history

1991 – Tide gauge system established with the DATARING system and two full-tide bubblers
1991 – System converted to battery operation due to large power surges in the ice plant
1991 – Pneumatic tubes damaged
1992 – Pneumatic tubes replaced
2001 – System faulty, returned to workshop for repair
2003 – New system installed with the POL data logger
2004 – Mid-tide bubbler installed
2004 – Full tide measuring systems buried in silt
2005 – POL diving team repositioned the full tide bubblers above silt level

Location
Latitude58° 27.408'N
Longitude5° 3.012'W
Grid refNC 2214 5609
Earliest data1991
Tidal levels 2008 to 2026
HAT5.52 m
LAT-0.03 m
MHWS4.89 m
MHWN3.75 m
MLWN2.01 m
MLWS0.72 m
H for 2017 5.32 m
L for 2017 0.16 m
H for 2018 5.36 m
L for 2018 0.19 m
MSR4.17 m
MNR1.74 m

Abbreviations
HAT – highest astronomical tide
LAT – lowest astronomical tide
MHWS – mean high water springs
MHWN – mean high water neaps
MLWN – mean low water neaps
MLWS – mean low water springs
H – highest for year
L – lowest for year
MSR – mean spring range
MNR – mean neap range

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