Plymouth tide gauge site


The tide gauge building is located on the No. 1 jetty in the Royal Naval Dockyard, Devonport.
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Tide gauge location

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

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

1975 – A Lea gauge was operational at the site
1991 – The DATARING system was installed with two full tide bubblers
1997 – A mid-tide bubbler was installed
2001 – The POL data logger was installed

Location
Latitude50° 22.104'N
Longitude4° 11.112'W
Grid refSX 4469 5434
Earliest data1987
Tidal levels 2008 to 2026
HAT6.05 m
LAT0.14 m
MHWS5.53 m
MHWN4.43 m
MLWN2.23 m
MLWS0.80 m
H for 2017 5.86 m
L for 2017 0.37 m
H for 2018 5.95 m
L for 2018 0.31 m
MSR4.73 m
MNR2.2 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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