Station Information

Station ID: 318
Latitude: 43.183333
Longitude: 27.916667
Coastline code: 295
Station code: 51
Time span of RLR data: 1929 – 1996
RLR completeness (%): 95
Time span of metric data: 1928 – 1996
Metric completeness (%): 94
Frequency Code: C
Date of last update: 27 Aug 1997

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.

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 1999Mar10 :
For a discussion on sea level trends along Black Sea coasts
see Variations of the Black Sea Level by S.G.Boguslavsky et al.,
Physical Oceanography, 9(3), 199-208, 1998.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 1999Mar10 :
Bulgarian sea levels likely to be heavily influenced by river flow.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 27-AUG-97 :
The site of the tide gauge is subject to subsidence. During the period
1929-95 the datum of observations has sunk 0.510m.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 1999Mar10 :
New gauge established at Varna in 1985.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 1999Mar10 :
See also comments under Bourgas (code 295/021).
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 2000Jan25 :
Varna 295/051 RLR(1939) is 40.4m below BM no. 11

Data Authority

Min. of Regional Dev. and Construction
Research Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry
1 Moussala Str.
1618 Sofia