KANDLA

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Station Information

Station ID: 596
Latitude: 23.016667
Longitude: 70.216667
Coastline code: 500
Station code: 11
Country: INDIA
Time span of data: 1950 – 2013
Completeness (%): 79
MTL Data: 1950-1951
MTL-MSL (mm): -157
Date of last update: 27 Jun 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.

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation - date unknown

1950-1951 Values are MTL not MSL. Gauge was re-sited in 1963

Documentation added 1993-07-12

Kandla 500/011 RLR(1964) is 11.3m below BM 133

Documentation added 1994-08-04

For a discussion of interannual variability of sea level along the coasts of Pakistan and India, see Clarke and Liu, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 24, 1224, 1994.

Documentation added 1997-07-25

data for 1952-56 revised with values which are based on 24 readings per day

Documentation added 2002-12-06

SMRC Newsletter Jul-Dec 2001 reports high E coast correlation with SOI and MSL. MSL is much higher during La Nina tropical cyclones than during El Nino.

Documentation added 2008-04-28

Last data received for this station was 1996. However as the Lat., Long., and benchmark details remain as before the data was simply added to the existing dataset. Primary benchmark since 1966 is BM 130 7.37m above chart datum. Previous benchmark 1950-1964 was BM 133 8.227m above chart datum.

Documentation added 2010-10-25

There appears to be a shift in datum from 1954 onwards.

Documentation added 2016-01-22

A value of MTL-MSL=-157 mm has been applied to the RLR data for the period 1950-1951. This value was derived from the average of three differences in the annual MSL and MTL listed for the station in Pub. Sci. 24. Note that no correction has been applied to the metric data.

Data Authority

Survey of India
Geodetic and Research Branch
17 E.C. Road
Dehra Dun
PIN 248 001