Station Information

Station ID: 469
Latitude: 43.395239
Longitude: -1.681623
Coastline code: 190
Station code: 141
Country: FRANCE
Time span of RLR data: 1942 – 2023
RLR completeness (%): 56
Time span of metric data: 1942 – 2023
Metric completeness (%): 61
Link to ellipsoid: Available
Date of last update: 30 Jan 2024

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: SCOA
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: scoa, scoa2

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation - date unknown

1942-1944 Data supplied by B.O.D.C.
1960-1963 Data supplied by National Geographical Institute, France

Documentation added 1991-06-11

St Jean-de-Luz 190/141 RLR(1979) is 9.9m below RepereA(1976)

Documentation added 1993-07-22

height shift of approx 15cm in May 1991

Documentation added 2012-04-04

Title of the station has been changed from Socoa/ St. Jean de Luz to St. John de Luz (Socoa). Primary benchmark is now IGN no O.A.K3L3-4 II 7.975m above TGZ.

Documentation added 2023-02-07

Recent investigations have indicated that the 1942-1944 data come from a wartime German installation from the other side of the Socoa bay. The data are consistent with the rest of the record based on tidal analysis. See "Extension of high temporal resolution sea level time series at Socoa
(Saint Jean-de-Luz, France) back to 1875",

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