Moray Firth tide gauge site

The tide gauge is no longer in operation.
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Tide gauge location

The GRP building houses the tide gauge system which consists of a POL data logger monitoring the anemometer, wind vane, and the three pneumatic bubbler systems. The pressure points being mounted on steelwork which is attached to the sheet pile wall.

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

External users

There are no external users.

Site history

1994 – DATARING data logger installed with two full-tide and a mid-tide bubbler system
2001 – Anemometer and wind vane installed
2002 – POL data logger installed
2005 – Tide gauge system was shut down and all equipment removed as the site has been sold for redevelopment

Location
Latitude57° 35.902'N
Longitude3° 59.973'W
Grid refNH 8044 5834
Earliest data1994, end 2005
Tidal levels 2008 to 2026
HAT4.99 m
LAT0.08 m
MHWS4.43 m
MHWN3.49 m
MLWN1.80 m
MLWS0.80 m
H for 2017 4.80 m
L for 2017 0.30 m
H for 2018 4.86 m
L for 2018 0.16 m
MSR3.63 m
MNR1.69 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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