GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Quepos

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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 number167
Station nameQuepos
CountryCosta Rica
Time zone090W, GMT - 6hrs
Latitude (+ve N)9.4
Longitude (+ve E)-84.16666
Observation periods1957-
Responsible countryCosta Rica
Authority responsible for tide gaugeA. Gutierrez, Coordinator, SERMAR-UNA, Instituto Meteorologico Nacional, P.O. Box 7-3350, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
GLOSS contactCosta Rica
Committed to GLOSSNo
Location map
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersSea temperature, Sea water density
Data acquisition rateUSC&GS standard: continuous analogue record
Leupold-Stevens: digital strip chart record, sample
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 087 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 167 Document 60083
High frequency data at UHSLCData 087a Document 087a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkBM-1-Q (disco de 9cm diam., en bastion concreto del muelle). En Quepos la marca se encuentra colocada 2.4metres al Sur extremo Norto del bastion de concreto en la extrada del muelle (4.8832m above IGN datum).
Benchmark relationshipsTide gauge zero (TGZ) = 2.8312m below IGN datum
TGZ = 7.7729m below punta A
TGZ = 7.7144m below BM-1-Q
Auxiliary benchmarksPunta A: half a bolt welded in angle iron brace on tide staff (4.9417m above IGN datum)
BM-2-Q (5.8419m above IGN datum)
BM-3-Q (5.1293m above IGN datum)
BM-3-Q (5.5495m above IGN datum)
BM-5-Q (2.4525m above IGN datum)
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 844
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodDoodson X0 filter
PSMSL code844
Other relevant codesUHSLC 087
Additional information
Last updated20 September 1990