GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – French Frigate Shoals, H

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Station information

Gloss number107
Station nameFrench Frigate Shoals, H
Time zone165W, GMT - 11hrs
Latitude (+ve N)23.86666
Longitude (+ve E)-166.28333
Observation periods1975-, being upgraded 2007
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible for tide gaugeDr. M. Merrifield, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Oceanography, 1000 Pope Road MSB 307, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, U.S.A.
GLOSS contactUSA
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute intervals, filtered to hourly heights
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 014 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 107 Document 59852
High frequency data at UHSLCData 014a Document 014a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Auxiliary benchmarksUH2 SS bolt head, set in concrete, at entrance of tide house.
UH3 SS bolt set in concrete, stamped 'KAMBIC/ JONES' on sea wall 2ft west of tide well.
UH4 SS bolt head set in concrete, stamped '4', located at the north west corner of the Weather Service tower.
UH5 SS bolt head set in concrete, NW corner steps of Main building.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1372
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1372
Other relevant codesUHSLC 014
Additional information
Other relevant informationOther benchmark: UH6 SS bolt head set in concrete, no stamp, located at the NE corner of the Main building foundation pillar.
Daily 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.
Nearest Met. stationBuoy 51001, ~400 miles ESE
Last updated5 December 1993