BORKUM (FISCHERBALJE)

Station Information

Station ID: 1037
Latitude: 53.5575
Longitude: 6.747778
Coastline code: 140
Station code: 16
Country: GERMANY
Time span of data: 1963 – 2010
Completeness (%): 100
Frequency Code: 24
MTL Data: 1963-1984
MTL-MSL (mm): -81
Date of last update: 27 Jan 2016

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station

Please note: In many cases, the station position in our database is accurate to only one minute. Thus, the tide gauge may not appear to be on the coast.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Nearby GNSS Stations from SONEL: BORK, BORJ, TGBF
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: bork

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 2001Apr09 :
Data for 2000 supplied to TGZ, previously to "Normal Null".
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 2001Apr11 :
Data up to 1984 were high and low waters (mean tide level). MSL thereafter.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 2001Jun25 :
Borkum - data 1963-99 apparently corrected to NN (Normal Null).
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 23-Jan-2008 :
RLR value for Borkum for 2003 and 2004 adjusted from 1.980 to 1.970 following email and attached TGZ information dated 2.11.2007 from Sylvin Mueller Navarra.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 09-Aug-2010 :
The data used to be measured to Normal Null which is a German datum related to levels at Potsdam near Berlin. It is similar to ODN in the UK or NAP in Holland. It is ususual therefore that the station was made RLR as it 'breaks the rules' of RLR. Data 2000 onwards refers to TGZ.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 26-Jan-2016 :
A value of MTL-MSL=-81 mm has been applied to the RLR data for the period 1963-1984. This value was derived by Thomas Wahl, using the "k factor method" described in Wahl et al., 61, 701-715, 2011.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 30-Aug-2016 :
Using values from the BSH website the latitude and longitude for this stations have been updated.

Data Authority

Bundesamt fur Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie Hamburg
Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse 78
20359 Hamburg
GERMANY

=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 05-OCT-93 :
FORMERLY THE DEUTSCHES HYDROGRAPHISCHES INSTITUT