The tide gauge building is mounted over the stilling well in the corner of Portpatrick harbour. The pneumatic pressure points are
located directly beneath the building.
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Tide gauge location
The tide gauge equipment is housed in a GRP building and consists of a pneumatic bubbler system with a single full-tide pressure
point mounted on steelwork attached to the stilling well. The Munro float gauge is mounted above the stilling well inside the
building. The potentiometer output from the Munro and the pneumatic pressure line are monitored by the POL data logger.
The tide gauge is levelled to the tide gauge bench mark supported by Ordnance Survey auxiliary marks.
Sea level pressures and/or elevations from this site, levelled to the National Geodetic Network, are supplied to the following
1964 – Lea gauge installed
1989 – Lea gauge removed due to site refurbishment
1990 – GRP tide gauge building erected
1990 – DATARING system installed with a single full-tide bubbler, a Munro float gauge and a datum probe
2002 – POL data logger installed