Bournemouth tide gauge site
The tide gauge equipment is located in the pier electrical room at the west side of the South Pier with the pressure points mounted
directly below on one of the pier legs.
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Tide gauge location
The tide gauge is located in the pier electrical room with access through the floor for the pneumatic tubes connected to the pressure points below.
The pneumatic bubbler system consists of two full tide and mid-tide pressure points.
All three pressure lines are monitored by the POL data logger. The tide gauge is levelled to the tide gauge bench mark supported by Ordnance Survey auxiliary marks.
There are currently no external users.
1996 – DATARING system installed with a mid-tide and two full tide bubblers
2001 – New POL data logger installed recording the two full tide sensors
2002 – Mid-tide sensor connected to the POL data logger
|Grid ref||SZ 0893 9053|
|H for 2023||2.60 m|
|L for 2023||0.08 m|
|H for 2024||2.64 m|
|L for 2024||0.03 m|
HAT – highest astronomical tide
LAT – lowest astronomical tide
MHWS – mean high water springs
MHWN – mean high water neaps
MLWN – mean low water neaps
MLWS – mean low water springs
H – highest for year
L – lowest for year
MSR – mean spring range
MNR – mean neap range
Measurement devicesTide gauge systems
Direct pressure transducer
Ott pneumatic gauge
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Wellhead float gauge
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