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General                                  
GLOSS number33
Station name

Colombo

CountrySri Lanka
Time zone82.5E, GMT + 5.5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)6.93333
Longitude (+ve E)79.85
OceanIndian
Observation period(s)1934-1957, 1953-1965, 1989-
Responsible countrySri Lanka
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Dr. M. Merrifield, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Oceanography, 1000 Pope Road MSB 307, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, U.S.A.
GLOSS contactSri_Lanka
Committed to GLOSSNo
OperationalYes
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Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateHourly intervals
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h115a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa115a.dmt from UHSLC   Download h115b.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa115b.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1755
Other relevant codesUHSLC 115
Additional information 
Other relevant informationDaily values calculated using 119-point convolution filter (Bloomfield, 1976) centred on noon applied to the hourly data with respective periods of the 95, 50 and 5% amplitude points at 124.0, 60.2 and 40.2 hours.
Last updated2002-12-11
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