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General                                  
GLOSS number290
Station name

Newport, RI

CountryU.S.A.
Time zone075W, GMT - 5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)41.5
Longitude (+ve E)-71.33333
OceanAtlantic
Observation period(s)1930-, being upgraded 2007
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
NOAA, National Ocean Service, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281, USA
GLOSS contactUSA
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Newport, RI
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerYes
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersDaily sea surface temperature and density
Data acquisition rate6 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h253.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h253a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa253a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted
to GLOSS Fast Centre
Real-time data plots from UHSLC
Additional parameters (real-time)Daily sea surface temperature and density
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksUS C&GS benchmark survey disk stamped '6 1943' set in a concrete bulkhead at the intersection of Luce Avenue and Perry Road in Newport, RI
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM = 7.57 feet above mean lower low water (1960-1978 epoch) TGBM = 5.80 feet above mean sea level (1960-1978 epoch) TGBM = 3.91 feet above mean high water (1960-1978 epoch) TGBM = 3.0545m above zero of tide staff
Auxiliary benchmarksNO 1 1930 NO 3 1930 NO 4 1934 = 2.8814m above zero of tide staff 7 unstamped 2660 L 1986 = 4.3561m above zero of tide staff 12660 K 1979 12660 G 1976 12660 H 1976 1993 site inspection states 'all benchmarks recovered as 12660 J 1976 described in good condition.'
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Newport, RI
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Newport, RI
PSMSL code351
Other relevant codesUHSLC 253
Additional information 
Last updated2002-12-11
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