Station Information

Station ID: 318
Latitude: 43.183333
Longitude: 27.916667
Coastline code: 295
Station code: 51
Time span of RLR data: 1929 – 1996
RLR completeness (%): 95
Time span of metric data: 1928 – 1996
Metric completeness (%): 94
Date of last update: 27 Aug 1997

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.

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1997-08-27

The site of the tide gauge is subject to subsidence. During the period
1929-95 the datum of observations has sunk 0.510m.

Documentation added 1999-03-10

For a discussion on sea level trends along Black Sea coasts
see Variations of the Black Sea Level by S.G.Boguslavsky et al.,
Physical Oceanography, 9(3), 199-208, 1998.

Documentation added 1999-03-10

Bulgarian sea levels likely to be heavily influenced by river flow.

Documentation added 1999-03-10

New gauge established at Varna in 1985.

Documentation added 1999-03-10

See also comments under Bourgas (code 295/021).

Documentation added 2000-01-25

Varna 295/051 RLR(1939) is 40.4m below BM no. 11

Data Authority

Min. of Regional Dev. and Construction
Research Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry
1 Moussala Str.
1618 Sofia