Station Information

Station ID: 1897
Latitude: 42.600722
Longitude: -8.770019
Coastline code: 200
Station code: 36
Country: SPAIN
Time span of data: 1997 – 2022
Completeness (%): 96
Date of last update: 11 Jul 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 Real Time Stations from VLIZ: vil2

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 2000-10-19

Villagarcia, new station. Data supplied by Climat Maritimo. RLR(1998) is 10.022m below NGU36.

Documentation added 2005-05-23

A paper by Marcos et al (JGR Volume 11, 2005) provides an overview of the tide gauge records on the northern coast of Spain.

Documentation added 2013-03-18

The SRD acoustic gauge at Villagarcia has been moved and replaced by a new MIROS radar sensor. Both old and new gauges were running for the period 24.04.2008-24.06 2009 for inter-comparison purposes. A bias (mean difference) of 1.52cm was found between the two gauges.Hardware problems (de-lamination) were initially experienced with the new MIROS gauge. There was also a change in datum of 7.2cm from Oct.2012. These have been taken in account with the supplied data. See paper B.Perez et al 'Overlapping sea level time series measured using different technologies: an example from the REDMAR Spanish network'.

Documentation added 2014-01-13

Futher investigation from Puertos del Estado revealed that the bias seen between old and new datasets was due to a problem with the old Acoustic gauge. Old dataset was revised to account for this. Whole dataset was re-entered onto the database.

Documentation added 2014-04-28

At the request from Puertos del Estado the latitude and longitude have been changed from 42.600000 -8.766667 which was derived from the previously supplied degrees and minutes value to 42.60071 -8.77003 which is the position of the new MIROS gauge in decimal degrees.

Data Authority

Puertos del Estado
Área de Conocimiento y Análisis del Medio Físico
Avda. Del Partenón, 10
28042, Madrid

Documentation added 2001-03-06

The Area de Conocimiento y Analisis del Medio Fisico was
formerly known as the Departamento de Clima Maritimo.