GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Prudhoe Bay, AK

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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 number151
Station namePrudhoe Bay, AK
Time zone135W, GMT - 9hrs
Latitude (+ve N)70.4
Longitude (+ve E)-148.52666
Observation periods1976 - 1989, summer season only
27 Jun 1993 - 31 Jul 2003
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible for tide gaugeN/OES22
1305 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD. 20910-3233
GLOSS contactUSA
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersAir/sea temperature, barometric pressure, wind sensors
Data acquisition rate6 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 579 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 151 Document 62927
High frequency data at UHSLCData 579a Document 579a File format
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkThe benchmark is the high point on top of the sheet pile bulkhead where two pieces seam together on West Dock #2. Benchmark is designated 'unstamped 2'.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM = 7.68 feet above mean lower low water (154 HW/155 LW 1980-1981)
TGBM = 7.33 feet above mean sea level (154 HW/155 LW 1980-1981)
TGBM = 7.08 feet above mean high water (154 HW/155 LW 1980-1981)
Auxiliary benchmarksMovement seen between 'steel pin' and 'state 1' and cell 6B and digibulb stop. BM Bridge installed 1993.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1857
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code1857
Other relevant codesUHSLC 579A
Additional information
Other relevant informationUsing acoustic in the ice free season and a bubbler gauge when there is ice while the gauge is rebuilt. 1976-1989 data collected during ice-free months only (usually July, August and September)
Last updated16 February 2005