Station Information

Station ID: 11
Latitude: 54.169722
Longitude: 12.103333
Coastline code: 120
Station code: 12
Country: GERMANY
Time span of data: 1855 – 2022
Completeness (%): 100
Link to ellipsoid: Available
Date of last update: 14 Apr 2023

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.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Nearby GNSS Stations from SONEL: WARN
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: warn

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1992-07-09

Gauges in Eastern Germany(Wismar, Warnemunde, Sassnitz, Koserow) as of March 1992 are type 'Steremat', vertical drum, swimmer principle, measures 1:10, continuous registration on paper chart. (information from L. Ballani, Potsdam.

Documentation added 1994-08-02

These values are of Warnemunde MSL relative to the HN datum as computed by the University of Dresden. See the report "Die Reduktion historischer Wasserstandsmessungen an der Kueste
Mecklenburg-Vorpommerns auf das Hoehensystem HN76" by G.Liebsch, R.Dietrich, L.Ballani and G.Langer.

Documentation added 1994-09-29

Prior to 1894 readings from a tide pole, 1894 onwards - analogue gauges used. 1945-52 tide pole used while new gauges installed. No observations were made in 1945 but Wismar values used. Dresden analyses were based on the following: 1855-1882 1 reading per day, corrected for tidal effects 1883-1894(June) 2 readings per day, corrected for tidal effects 1894(July)-1945 4 readings per day from charts 1946-1952 1 to 4 readings per day, corrected for tidal effects 1953-1980 4 readings per day. So, tidal aliasing effects should be largely removed from Desden values

Documentation added 2000-01-25

Warnemunde 2 120/012 RLR(1991) is 7.3m below BM 4 061 13 105 1

Documentation added 2002-01-23

Warnemuende data up to 1992 supplied by Technische Universitat Dresden (auth=H3). Data 1993- supplied by Bundesamt fur Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), Hamburg (auth=16).

Documentation added 2002-01-23

Change of tide gauge 4/11/1999, but no change in datum.

Documentation added 2010-08-09

The data for Warnemunde 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 the NAP in Holland. It is unusual therefore to make the station RLR as it 'breaks the rules' of RLR. Data now refers to TGZ.

Data Authority

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

Documentation added 1993-10-05