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General                                  
GLOSS number4
Station name

Salalah

CountryOman
Time zone060E, GMT + 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)17
Longitude (+ve E)54
OceanIndian
Observation period(s)1989-
Responsible countryOman
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Meteorology, Dept. of Meteorology, Ministry of Communications.
GLOSS contactOman
Committed to GLOSSNo
OperationalYes
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Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersTide staff reading twice/day at 0645 and 1845
Data acquisition rateData collected on paper tape at 15 minute intervals, filtered to hourly values.
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h114.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g004.zip from BODC   View Salalah site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h114a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa114a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted
to GLOSS Fast Centre
Real-time data plots from UHSLC
Additional parameters (real-time)Tide staff reading twice/day at 0645 and 1845
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksRP stainless steel 1 inch square plate glued with white epoxy to the centre of the tide gauge pedestal (formerly called the tide gauge reference plate) - 3.030m above Mean Sea Level (MSL) (10/12/96)
Auxiliary benchmarksUH1 - stainless steel 1 inch square plate set in white epoxy at the left corner of the bottom step of the Met. stairwell - 3.992m above MSL (10/12/96) 0907 - round brass survey plate, with Omani shield in Arabic, east front corner foundation step of Police Building with the marking 16932 0979 - 3.722m above MSL (10/12/96) UH2 - stainless steel 1 inch square plate set in white epoxy on the east side of the second step of the bunker ruins east of the tide gauge and 21.3m east of UH1, near the oil line marker - 4.657m above MSL (10/12/96) UH3 - stainless steel 1 inch square plate glued with epoxy, not stamped, in the north east corner of the cement base of the third lamp post to the west of the tide gauge - 3.420m above MSL (10/12/96)
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
MSL methodComputation by University of Hawaii Sea Level Centre, using hourly data
PSMSL code1754
Other relevant codesUHSLC 114
Additional information 
Other relevant informationTide gauge, float sensed electromechanical recorder, installed by the University of Hawaii. Previous tide gauge was electronic pressority and was inefficient and unreliable. It was taken out of service when beyond economical repair.
Nearest Met. stationRaysut Met. Office
Last updated1998-10-13
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