GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – San Francisco, CA

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 number158
Station nameSan Francisco, CA
Time zone120W, GMT - 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)37.8
Longitude (+ve E)-122.46666
Observation periods1854-, being upgraded 2007
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible for tide gaugeNOAA, National Ocean Service, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281, USA
GLOSS contactUSA
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersSea surface temperature, density
Data acquisition rate6 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 551 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 158 Document 69304
High frequency data at UHSLCData 551a Document 551a 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 benchmarkUS C&GS tidal benchmark survey disk stamped '180 1936' set in a concrete wall at the Fort Point Coastguard Station.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM = 13.24 feet above mean lower low water (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM = 10.11 feet above mean sea level (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM = 8.01 feet above mean high water (1960-1978 epoch)
Auxiliary benchmarks174 1925 4290 J 1976
175 1925 4290 K 1976
176 1925 4290 L 1976
181 1945 4290 M 1982
NO 2 1948 CLARK 1948
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 10
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code10
Other relevant codesUHSLC 551
Additional information
Last updated5 December 1993