Station Information

Station ID: 488
Latitude: 36.0086
Longitude: -5.6026
Coastline code: 220
Station code: 21
Country: SPAIN
Time span of data: 1943 – 2018
Completeness (%): 94
Link to ellipsoid: Available
Date of last update: 05 Mar 2019

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: TAR2, TARI, TAR0
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: tari

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1991-06-11

Tarifa 220/021 RLR(1951) is 9.3m below BM

Documentation added 1998-11-17

All data on file replaced with values received for 1943-89, 1991-97 from the IEO. RLR revised using 1997 information Gauge type:1943-89 mechanical float. Gauge type 1991- mechanical float with digital output

Documentation added 1999-03-22

Data for 1997 revised and RLR was re-calculated using 1997 as the RLR year. For 1991 data onwards RLR factor is 5.900m.

Documentation added 2008-12-11

Database updated with revised dataset supplied by Maria Jesus. Previous values copied and stored in the file.

Documentation added 2012-01-19

Following receipt of the revised data the RLR data looks to be in error. Whereas previously the dataset had three different RLR factors it now looka as if only one should be applied to the whole dataset. As the precise datum for the revised data is unknown the RLR values have been supressed until we can clarify the situation with IEO.

Documentation added 2013-07-09

From information from IEO the primary benchmark is now CRUZ 3.30m above TGZ. RLR factor is 5.9m for the whole dataset.

Documentation added 2014-09-03

Using values from a listing recently supplied by the IEO the co-ordinates for Tarifa have been revised.

Data Authority

Instituto Español de Oceanografía
Corazón de María, 8
28002, Madrid