Station Information

Station ID: 7
Latitude: 53.866667
Longitude: 8.716667
Coastline code: 140
Station code: 12
Country: GERMANY
Time span of data: 1843 – 2022
Completeness (%): 100
Link to ellipsoid: Available
Date of last update: 13 Dec 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: TGCU, TGZU
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: cuxh
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 825: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 825: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 2001-04-11

Data up to 1984 were high and low waters (mean tide level). MSL thereafter.

Documentation added 2001-05-10

All Cuxhaven 2 data converted to RLR May 2001.

Documentation added 2001-06-04

Cuxhaven 2 140/012 RLR(2000) is 10.487m below TGBM

Documentation added 2010-08-09

The data for Cuxhaven 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 NAP in Holland. It is unusual therefore that the German stations have been made RLR as this 'breaks the rules' of RLR. Data 2000 onwards is refered to TGZ.

Documentation added 2016-01-26

A value of MTL-MSL=-88 mm has been applied to the RLR data for the period 1843-1984. This value was derived from harmonic constants using the GESLA2 (high-frequency tide gauge) dataset. This value agrees well with that published by Wahl et al., NHSS, 10, 171–179, 2010, of about -9 cm.

Documentation added 2017-11-15

Data for 2011 onwards has been supplied using RLR as the datum. Therefore no adjustment needs to be applied to the data.

Documentation added 2019-09-11

The complete dataset for this station has been supplied by the Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration, provided by the Federal Institute of Hydrology.

Data Authority

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

Documentation added 1993-10-05