BARCELONA

Station Information

Station ID: 1811
Latitude: 41.34177
Longitude: 2.1657
Coastline code: 220
Station code: 61
Country: SPAIN
Time span of data: 1993 – 2016
Completeness (%): 96
Link to ellipsoid: Available
Date of last update: 20 Sep 2017

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 GNSS Stations from SONEL: BCLN, BCL1
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: barc

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 2000-10-19

Barcelona, new station 1992. Data supplied by Climat Maritimo, Madrid.
RLR(1993) is 9.215m below BM NGP 791.

Documentation added 2013-03-18

The SRD acoustic gauge at Barcelona has been moved due to harbour development and replaced with a new MIROS radar sensor. Both old and new gauges were running for the period 31.12.2007-30.10.2008 for inter-comparison purposes. A bias (mean difference) of 1.24cm was calculated. The new gauge initially had hardware (de-lamination) problems later resolved this has been accounted for in the supplied data. See paper by B. Perez et al ' Overlapping sea level time series measured using different technologies: an example from the REDMAR Spanish network'.

Documentation added 2014-01-13

Further investigation revealed that the bias was due to a problem with the old Acoustic gauge. The data from this was revised to remedy this. Complete dataset was re-entered onto the database. There is now only one RLR factor.

Documentation added 2014-04-29

At the request of Puertos del Estado the latitude and longitude have been revised from 41.350000 2.166667 derived from the previously supplied degrees and minutes value to 41.34177 2.16570 the site of the new MIROS gauge in decimal degrees.

Data Authority

Puertos del Estado
Area de Conocimiento y Analisis del Medio Fisico
Avda. del Partenon, 10
28042 Madrid

Documentation added 2001-03-06

The Area de Conocimiento y Analisis del Medio Fisico was
formerly known as the Departamento de Clima Maritimo.