GLOSS Station Handbook – Baltra, Galapagos Is.
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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 name||Baltra, Galapagos Is.|
|Time zone||090W, GMT - 6hrs|
|Latitude (+ve N)||-0.43333|
|Longitude (+ve E)||-90.28333|
|Observation periods||1968-1977, 1985-|
|Authority responsible for tide gauge||Dr. M. Merrifield, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Oceanography, 1000 Pope Road MSB 307, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, U.S.A.|
|Committed to GLOSS||Yes|
|Fast delivery data at UHSLC||Data 003 File format|
|High frequency data at BODC||Data 169a Data 169b Document 57192 Document 57205|
|High frequency data at UHSLC||Data 003a Data 003b Document 003a Document 003b File format|
|Real-time data available||Yes|
|Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre|
|Additional parameters (real-time)||None|
|Tide gauge benchmark||UH-1: type not documented, located at 133ft, 40 deg. true N at SE corner of the fuel storage bldg. (established 24 Mar 1985)|
|Benchmark relationships||Datum of data is zero of tide staff|
UH-1 is 4.052m above tide staff zero (June 1985)
UH-2 is 4.189m above tide staff zero (June 1985)
|Auxiliary benchmarks||UH-2: type not documented, located at 133.33ft, 40 deg. true N at SE corner of fuel bldg. (established 24 Mar 1985)|
UH-3: SS square plate located at base of the old lamp post just off line between the station and the lighthouse, located 237 deg. true N and about 250 ft from tide station (established 8 Jun 1990)
1: type not documented, behind storage area (established Apr 1988)
|Data at PSMSL|
|Annual MSL (RLR) data||RLR 1645|
|Annual MSL (RLR) plot|
|MSL method||24 hourly heights|
|Other relevant codes||UHSLC 003|
|Other relevant information||Other benchmarks:|
2A - 10cm disc stamped 'Instituto Oceanografico de l'Armada. Prohibido Tocar 1977'. 234 deg. True N of tide station.
SW1 - head of 1/4inch screw mounted on witch switch on Encoder well.
(2A and SW1 established 8 Jun 1990)
|Last updated||20 November 1997|