VALPARAISO 2

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WARNING: METRIC STATION
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Station Information

Station ID: 1553
Latitude: -33.033333
Longitude: -71.633333
GLOSS ID: 175
Coastline code: 850
Station code: 32
Country: CHILE
Time span of data: 1982 – 1999
Completeness (%): 96
Frequency Code: 24
Date of last update: 21 Mar 2001

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station
Red Marker:Neighbouring Metric 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 Real Time Stations from VLIZ: valp, valp2
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 81: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 81: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 16-OCT-91 :
Several segments of data have questionable levelling
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 03-JAN-96 :
There was a magnitude 7.8 earthquake about 20 km offshore of northern Chile on 30 July 1995 which produced a tsunami of 1.3 m at Caldera and which was seen in many records across the Pacific (information from NTF, Australia).
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 17-JUN-96 :
Data 1994-95 received directly from auth Servicio de la Armada de Chile
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 14-NOV-97 :
1996 data received from the University of Hawaii Sea Level Center. Instrument type:Bristol bubbler (8/1982 - 12/1985);Metercraft bubbler (12/1985 - present);Handar Encoder (12/1985 - present) (backup);NOAA Next Generation Water Level Measuring System (NGWLMS) Aquatrak acoustic gauge (1993-)
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 09-DEC-97 :
1994-95 data revised with data received from the UHSLC
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 20-MAY-98 :
The Next Generation gauge is located on the protected side of the pier where it bends to the east. Top of well is below pier level. Tide house is located at El Faro lighthouse on Navy Pier. NB water is heavily polluted. The standard tide gauge installed in 1941 near CF No. 10 was moved in 1984 to the present site.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 1998Dec15 :
1997 data received from the University of Hawaii Sea Level Center
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 2001Jan26 :
For a review of the new Chilean tide gauge network, see "Tides in the Chilean Coasts" by Juan J. Fierro, Hydro International, Jan/Feb 2001, pp.7-9. Taken as continuos record by TOGA Sea Level Center but many ad hoc datum corrections made to original data.

Data Authority

Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy
Errazuriz 254
Playa Ancha
Valparaiso
CHILE