GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Balboa

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

General
Gloss number168
Station nameBalboa
CountryPanama
Time zone075W, GMT - 5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)8.96666
Longitude (+ve E)-79.6
OceanPacific
Observation periods1909-
Responsible countryPanama
Authority responsible for tide gaugePanama Canal Commission
Engineering Division
Unit 2300
APO AA 34011
GLOSS contactPanama
Committed to GLOSSNo
OperationalYes
Location map
Instrumentation
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 302 File format
High frequency data at UHSLCData 302a Document 302a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 163
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code163
Other relevant codesUHSLC 302
Additional information
Other relevant informationPSMSL hold data from previous gauge (PSMSL ref 840/011) from 1908-1969.
Last updated11 December 2002