GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Prince Rupert

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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 number155
Station namePrince Rupert
Time zone120W, GMT - 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)54.31666
Longitude (+ve E)-130.33333
Observation periods1906-
Responsible countryCanada
Authority responsible for tide gaugeMr. G.H. Eaton, Canadian Hydrographic Service, Institute of Ocean Sciences, P.O. Box 6000, Sidney, British Columbia, V8L 4B2,
GLOSS contactCanada
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateInstantaneous values are measured every 15 minutes and stored in a data logger (TATS gauge).
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 540 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 155 Document 75078
High frequency data at UHSLCData 540a Data 540b Document 540a Document 540b File format
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkControlling benchmark: BM 651, 1944
Benchmark relationshipsBM 651, 1944 is 9.904m above chart datum.
BM 651, 1944 is 6.070m above geodetic datum.
Auxiliary benchmarksBM 650 elevation 10.756m above chart datum
22,1966 elevation 10.876m above chart datum
23,1972 elevation 10.323m above chart datum
163-H-3 elevation 10.737m above chart datum
163-H-2 elevation 10.784m above chart datum
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 167
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodaverage of hourly heights
PSMSL code167
Other relevant codesUHSLC 540
Additional information
Other relevant informationWater level information is downloaded by the CHS twice a week. Gauge is tied to controlling benchmarks on an annual basis. Vertical control is also maintained by sight gauge readings and by the use of reference level switches. Data available at, and
Nearest Met. stationPrince Rupert
Last updated10 November 1997