GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Settlement Point

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Station information

Gloss number211
Station nameSettlement Point
Time zone075W, GMT - 5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)26.71666
Longitude (+ve E)-78.98333
Observation periods1985-
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible for tide gaugeNOAA, National Ocean Service, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281, USA
GLOSS contactBahamas
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersWind, air temp., sea surface temp., barometric pressure
Data acquisition rateRecording at 6 minute intervals; hourly heights selected from the 6 minute data.
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 257 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 211 Document 58745
High frequency data at UHSLCData 257a Data 257b Document 257a Document 257b File format
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmark5 local benchmarks used to determine site stability
Benchmark relationshipsLocal levelling with respect to station datum.
Station datum is the zero of the original staff established on 18 October 1985.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1646
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodArithmetic mean of hourly hts
PSMSL code1646
Other relevant codesUHSLC 257
Additional information
Other relevant informationTwo tide gauges here, A and B. Both have GPS
Nearest Met. stationSettlement Point (co-located)
Last updated5 December 1993