GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – La Libertad

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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

General
Gloss number172
Station nameLa Libertad
CountryEcuador
Time zone105W, GMT - 5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-2.2
Longitude (+ve E)-80.91666
OceanPacific
Observation periods1948-; 1985-
Responsible countryEcuador
Authority responsible for tide gaugeInstituto Oceanografico de la Armada, Departmento de Hidrografico, Casilla 5940, Guayaquil, Ecuador
GLOSS contactEcuador
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location map
Instrumentation
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersSea temperature
Data acquisition rateStandard gauge: Continuous recording
Digital gauge: 15 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 091 File format
High frequency data at UHSLCData 091a Document 091a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkBME - it is a standard disc with the inscription 'BME-48'. It is located in an electric house cement base. The house is 50 metres from the principal oil gate and 150 metres to the south of the oil terminal pier.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 544 RLR 555
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL method24 hourly heights
PSMSL code544
Other relevant codesUHSLC 091
Additional information
Other relevant informationPSMSL also hold data from another gauge at La Libertad (PSMSL Code 845/ 011 1948-1969).
Nearest Met. stationSalinas
Last updated11 December 2002