Station Information

Station ID: 7
Latitude: 53.866667
Longitude: 8.716667
Coastline code: 140
Station code: 12
Country: GERMANY
Time span of data: 1843 – 2016
Completeness (%): 100
MTL Data: 1843-1984
MTL-MSL (mm): -88
Link to ellipsoid: Available
Date of last update: 29 Jun 2017

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.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Nearby GNSS Stations from SONEL: TGCU
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: cuxh
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 825: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 825: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 11-Apr-2001
Data up to 1984 were high and low waters (mean tide level). MSL thereafter.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 10-May-2001
All Cuxhaven 2 data converted to RLR May 2001.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 04-Jun-2001
Cuxhaven 2 140/012 RLR(2000) is 10.487m below TGBM
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 09-Aug-2010
The data for Cuxhaven was measured to Normal Null which is a German datum related to levels at Potsdam near Berlin. It is similar to ODN in the UK and NAP in Holland. It is unusual therefore that the German stations have been made RLR as this 'breaks the rules' of RLR. Data 2000 onwards is refered to TGZ.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 26-Jan-2016
A value of MTL-MSL=-88 mm has been applied to the RLR data for the period 1843-1984. This value was derived from harmonic constants using the GESLA2 (high-frequency tide gauge) dataset. This value agrees well with that published by Wahl et al., NHSS, 10, 171–179, 2010, of about -9 cm.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 15-Nov-2017
Data for 2011 onwards has been supplied using RLR as the datum. Therefore no adjustment needs to be applied to the data.

Data Authority

Bundesamt fur Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie Hamburg
Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse 78
20359 Hamburg

=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 05-Oct-1993