GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – La Jolla (Scripps Pier) 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 number159
Station nameLa Jolla (Scripps Pier) CA
Time zone120W, GMT - 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)32.86666
Longitude (+ve E)-117.26666
Observation periods1924-, upgrade due 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
Location map
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate6 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 569 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 159 Document 69321
High frequency data at UHSLCData 569a Document 569a 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 '7 1958' set in a concrete retaining wall near the south west corner of the Benthic Laboratory Control Center Building at Scripps.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM = 36.24 feet above mean lower low water (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM = 33.49 feet above mean sea level (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM = 31.62 feet above mean high water (1960-1978 epoch)
Auxiliary benchmarks6 1952 0230 M 1977
BASIC 1929 RESET 1963 0230 N 1977
BASIC 1929 RESET 1963 RESET 1964 0230 P 1977
NO 9 1971 NO 10 1974
0230 L 1977
1993 inspection states 'levels agree with history'
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 256
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code256
Other relevant codesUHSLC 569
Additional information
Last updated5 December 1993