ARICA 2

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WARNING: METRIC STATION
THIS IS NOT RESEARCH QUALITY DATA.
USE WITH EXTREME CAUTION.

Station Information

Station ID: 1554
Latitude: -18.466667
Longitude: -70.333333
Coastline code: 850
Station code: 2
Country: CHILE
Time span of data: 1950 – 2017
Completeness (%): 82
Date of last update: 10 Jul 2018

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: aric, aric2
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 83: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 83: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Documentation added 1991-10-16

Original data adjusted by TOGA

Documentation added 1993-03-22

Data received from TOGA ofice

Documentation added 1996-01-03

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).

Documentation added 1996-06-17

Data 1994-95 received directly from the supplying authority (SHOA)

Documentation added 1997-11-14

1996 data received from the University of Sea Level Center Instrument type: standard mechanical (10/1982 - 12/1985);Metercraft bubbler (12/1985 - present) (primary);Handar Encoder model 436A (11/1986-present) (back-up)

Documentation added 1997-12-09

1994-95 data revised with data received from the UHSLC

Documentation added 1998-12-15

1997 data received from the University of Hawaii Sea Level Center

Documentation added 1998-12-31

Data for 1996 revised in December 1998

Documentation added 2001-01-26

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 a continuos record by TOGA sea level center but many ad-hoc datum corrections made to the original data.

Documentation added 2016-10-18

Completely revised dataset has been supplied by SHOA seems to be a combination of both id's 618 and 1554.

Data Authority

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