GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Exuma

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.

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Station information

General
Gloss number12
Station nameExuma
CountryBahamas
Time zone075W, GMT - 5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)23.78333
Longitude (+ve E)-76.1
OceanAtlantic
Observation periodsMar 1992-
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible for tide gaugeDr. George Dennis, Caribbean Marine Research Center, 805 E 46th Place, Vero Beach, Florida 32963, U.S.A.
GLOSS contactBahamas
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Instrumentation
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersAir temp., wind velocity, sea temp., humidity, insolation
Data acquisition ratePotentiometer recorder averages hourly, from readings each second.
High frequency data at BODCData 012 Document 64242 Document 64256
High frequency data at UHSLCData 256a Document 256a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkThree local benchmarks to determine site stablility.
Benchmark relationshipsLocal levelling with respect to mean sea level only.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
MSL method24 hourly means
PSMSL code1824
Other relevant codesUHSLC 256
Additional information
Nearest Met. stationGeorgetown Airport, Great Exuma
Last updated26 September 1992