GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Honolulu, Hawaiian Is.

The GLOSS Station Handbook is currently being re-designed and upgraded.

Until a new version is available, the tide gauge station list below from the last version of the Handbook provides links to further details about each tide gauge in the GLOSS Core Network. Click the GLOSS number buttons to view the information. Click column headings to sort the table.

Station information

General
Gloss number108
Station nameHonolulu, Hawaiian Is.
CountryU.S.A.
Time zone150W, GMT - 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)21.3
Longitude (+ve E)-157.86666
OceanPacific
Observation periods1905-
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
OperationalYes
Location map
Instrumentation
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerYes
AcousticYes
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersAir & sea surface temperature, density, barometric pressure
Data acquisition rateDigital gauge: 6 minute interval
Analog gauge: hourly heights tabulated
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 057 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 108 Document 57468
High frequency data at UHSLCData 057a Data 057b Document 057a Document 057b File format
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkBenchmark 8(1913) is the primary benchmark (PBM) stamped 'BM ELV 8.06FT' set in a concrete bulkhead on the south west side of Ala Moana Boulevard across from Hawaiian Electric Company Power Plant.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM is 12.25ft above Tide Gauge Zero (Station Datum)
NOAA Chart Datum (MLLW) is 3.69ft above Station Datum
Mean Sea Level (1960-1978) is 4.54ft above Station Datum

Auxiliary benchmarks11 additional benchmarks are levelled to the TGBM and the Tide Station on a yearly basis (BM 2, BM 12, BM 13, BM 14, BM B, BM C, BM 10, BM 11, BM 20, BM 21, BM A)
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 155
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code155
Other relevant codesUHSLC 057
Additional information
Last updated5 December 1993