Station Information

Station ID: 758
Latitude: 70.664641
Longitude: 23.683227
Coastline code: 40
Station code: 21
Country: NORWAY
Time span of RLR data: 1957 – 2015
RLR completeness (%): 90
Time span of metric data: 1955 – 2015
Metric completeness (%): 90
Frequency Code: 24
Date of last update: 08 Sep 2016

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 11-JUN-91 :
Hammerfest 040/021 RLR(1964) is 9.8m below BM U3N23
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 06-OCT-93 :
Data up to 1986 supplied by authority Statens Kartverk
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 30-MAR-95 :
Tide gauge network modernised, new equipment installed in 1990
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 28-Jan-2009 :
Following the input of revised data values station made Metric awaiting datum information.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 06-Apr-2009 :
2007/8 mean sea level values entered as METRIC only awaiting confirmation of a datum query.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 27-Oct-2009 :
The Norwegian Mapping Authority have revised their datasets The benchmark reference for Hammerfest is now U3 N25 which is 8.655m above TGZ. As a result RLR was re-calculated using 2008 for the RLR year. The revised RLR factor is now 5.045m. RLR (2008) is 13.7m below TGBM U3 N25
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 29-Oct-2009 :
The PSMSL dataset begins in Jan 1957. Apparently there is earlier data on the Norwegian database but according to the site sheet the data before 1957 should not be used in any analysis.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 04-Aug-2010 :
There is a datum problem with Hammerfest data for 1970. Because of this the data has been 'switched off' within the database. This period of data does not appear on the Norwegian website.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 05-Sep-2012 :
For information on sea level change along the Norwegian coast see paper "Contributions to sea level variability along the Norwegian coast for 1960-2010" by K. Richter, J.E.O. Nilsen, and H. Drange.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 15-Jul-2013 :
The Norwegian authority has now confirmed that the data for Hammerfest for 1970 is missing from their database. They have asked PSMSL not to display this data.

Data Authority

Norwegian Hydrographic Service
Postbox 60
N-4001 Stavanger