GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Kwajalein

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 number111
Station nameKwajalein
CountryMarshall Is.
Time zone180E, GMT + 12hrs
Latitude (+ve N)8.73333
Longitude (+ve E)167.73333
OceanPacific
Observation periods1946-, due for upgrade 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
OperationalYes
Location map
Instrumentation
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerYes
AcousticYes
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersAir/sea surface temp, density pressure, wind speed/ direction
Data acquisition rateDigital gauge: 6 minute interval (after 1976)
Analog gauge: hourly heights (before 1976)
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 055 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 111 Document 57440
High frequency data at UHSLCData 055a Document 055a 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 (1957) is the primary benchmark (PBM) set in the north side of the former sea wall of Echo Pier.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM is 9.36ft above Tide Gauge Zero (Station Datum)
NOAA Chart Datum (MLLW) is 2.83ft above Station Datum
Mean Sea Level (1960-1978) is 4.73ft above Station Datum
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 513
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code513
Other relevant codesUHSLC 055
Additional information
Last updated5 December 1993