GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Key West, FL

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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 number216
Station nameKey West, FL
CountryU.S.A.
Time zone075W, GMT - 5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)24.55
Longitude (+ve E)-81.8
OceanAtlantic
Observation periods1913-, being upgraded 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 GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location map
Instrumentation
FloatYes
PressureYes
BubblerYes
AcousticYes
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersSea surface temperature and density
Data acquisition rate6 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 242 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 216 Document 58762
High frequency data at UHSLCData 242a Document 242a 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 benchmarkUS C&GS tidal benchmark survey disk stamped '29 1923 8.140' set in a concrete wall of the Naval Officers? Q and T Buildings at the corner of Eaton and Emma Streets, Key West, FL.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM = 8.73 feet above mean lower low water (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM = 7.81 feet above mean sea level (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM = 7.18 feet above mean high water (1960-1978 epoch)
Auxiliary benchmarksNO 1 1974 30 1923 16.417
NO 2 1974 32 1929 7.083
124 1923 6.529 '14.324'
125 1923 5.292 4580 A 1978
126 1923 9.482 4580 AA 1978
127 1923 8.274
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 188
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code188
Other relevant codesUHSLC 242
Additional information
Last updated5 December 1993