GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Saipan

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

Gloss number118
Station nameSaipan
CountryNorth Mariana Is.
Time zone150E, GMT + 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)15.23333
Longitude (+ve E)145.73333
Observation periods1978-, being upgraded
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
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute intervals, filtered to hourly values
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 028 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 118 Document 59913
High frequency data at UHSLCData 028a Document 028a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1474
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1474
Other relevant codesUHSLC 028
Additional information
Other relevant informationDaily 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.
Last updated26 September 1992