GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Chuuk Atoll, Caroline Is.

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Station information

General
Gloss number116
Station nameChuuk Atoll, Caroline Is.
CountryFed. Micronesia
Time zone150E, GMT + 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)7.45
Longitude (+ve E)151.85
OceanPacific
Observation periods1953-
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible for tide gaugeNOAA, National Ocean Service, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281, USA
GLOSS contactMicronesia
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location map
Instrumentation
FloatNo
PressureNo
BubblerYes
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersSurface temperature, density
Data acquisition rateDigital gauge - 6 minute interval (after 1975)
Analog gauge - hourly heights (before 1975)
High frequency data at BODCData 116 Document 57437
High frequency data at UHSLCData 054a Document 054a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkBenchmark B(1948) is the primary benchmark stamped 'B 1948' set in concrete pavement along the north side of a row of 6 Quonset warehouses east of the government pier.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Benchmark is 8.05ft above the Tide Gauge Zero (Station Datum).
NOAA Chart Datum is 2.73ft above Station Datum.
Mean Sea Level (1960-1978) is 3.58ft above Station Datum.
Auxiliary benchmarks5 additional benchmarks are levelled to the TGBM and tide station on a yearly basis
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 528
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code528
Other relevant codesUHSLC 054
Additional information
Last updated11 December 2002