GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – San Juan, Puerto Rico

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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 number206
Station nameSan Juan, Puerto Rico
CountryU.S.A.
Time zone060W, GMT - 4hrs
Latitude (+ve N)18.46666
Longitude (+ve E)-66.11666
OceanAtlantic
Observation periods1962-1974, 1978-, upgrade due 2007
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible for tide gaugeNOAA, National Ocean Service, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281, USA
GLOSS contactUSA
Committed to GLOSSNo
OperationalYes
Location map
Instrumentation
FloatNo
PressureYes
BubblerYes
AcousticYes
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate6 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 245 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 206 Document 59137 Document 59140
High frequency data at UHSLCData 245a Document 245a File format
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkNOS tidal benchmark survey disk stamped '5371 A 1977' set in the top of a concrete sea wall at the U.S. Coastguard compound.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM = 5.32 feet above mean lower low water (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM = 4.54 feet above mean sea level (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM = 3.99 feet above mean high water (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM is 2.600 metres above tide staff zero
Auxiliary benchmarks5371 B 1977 NO 13 1962
5371 C 1977 NO 14 1962
5371 D 1977 (3.017m above tide staff zero)
5371 E 1977 (3.264m above tide staff zero)
5371 G 1977
5371 F 1977 (3.334m above tide staff zero - removed February 1993)
SJH 44 1991 (2.565m above tide staff zero)
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1001
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code1001
Other relevant codesUHSLC 245
Additional information
Other relevant informationPSMSL hold data from prevoius gauge (PSMSL ref 938/021) from 1962-1974.
Last updated5 December 1993