GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Wake Is., Marshall Is.

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Station information

Gloss number105
Station nameWake Is., Marshall Is.
Time zone180E, GMT + 12hrs
Latitude (+ve N)19.28333
Longitude (+ve E)166.61666
Observation periods1950-, being upgraded 2007
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible for tide gaugeNOAA, National Ocean Service, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281, USA
GLOSS contactUSA
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersSurface temperature, density, barometric pressure
Data acquisition rateDigital gauge - 6 minute intervals (after 1975)
Analog gauge - hourly heights (before 1975)
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 051 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 105 Document 57406
High frequency data at UHSLCData 051a Document 051a File format
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkBenchmark 12(1961) is the primary benchmark stamped 'NO 12 1961' set in the concrete apron at the east front corner of the Federal Aviation Administration Boat House
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM is 14.28ft above Tide Gauge Zero (Station Datum)
NOAA Chart Datum is 3.94ft above Station Datum
Mean Sea Level (1960-1978) is 5.11ft above Station Datum
Auxiliary benchmarks8 additional benchmarks are levelled to the TGBM and to the Tide Stationon a yearly basis (BM P, BM L, BM J, BM 17, BM N, BM 13, BM H, BM K). Site inspection 1993 states 'levels agree with history'. BM Q destroyed in typhoon OMAR.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 595
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code595
Other relevant codesUHSLC 051
Additional information
Last updated5 December 1993