GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Tumaco

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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 number171
Station nameTumaco
Time zone075W, GMT - 5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)1.83333
Longitude (+ve E)-78.73333
Observation periods1953-1989 Float/Stilling well; 1989- (new gauge)
Responsible countryColombia
Authority responsible for tide gaugeIDEAM, Diagonal 97 No. 11-60, Pisa 7 Commutador, Santa Fe de Bogota D.C., Colombia. Tel: +55 1 6356007
GLOSS contactColombia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersSea temperature, sea salinity, sea density
Data acquisition rateRecording at 6 minute intervals, filtered to hourly heights
High frequency data at UHSLCData 303a Document 303a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkBM 1 located in upper surface of concrete base; it is set in the second bollard SW of tide gauge house. N.P.103 TS 1 A 4.716 Mts. Del 'O' de la regla (limnimetro)
Auxiliary benchmarksBM S-Az A 4.701 mts. Del cero de la regla (LM)
BM NP 4 B a 5.755 mts. del cero de la regla (LM)
BM 103-TS1 a 4.741 mts. del cero de la regla (LM)
BM MP-B a 4.727 mts. del cero de la regla (LM)
BM NP-5 B a 5.074 mts. del cero de la reglo (LM)
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 639
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodStatistical method
PSMSL code639
Other relevant codesUHSLC 303
Additional information
Other relevant information1953-1989 standard tide gauge;
1989 replaced with Fisher Porter analogue to digital recorder
Nearest Met. stationLa Florida 1948-05 Gja, El Mira
Last updated11 December 2002