GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Duck, N.C.

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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 number219
Station nameDuck, N.C.
Time zone075W, GMT - 5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)35.18333
Longitude (+ve E)-75.75
Observation periods1979-, 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
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersDaily sea surface temperature and density
Data acquisition rate6 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 260 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 219 Document 58759
High frequency data at UHSLCData 260a Document 260a File format
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkNOS tide gauge benchmark survey disk stamped '865 1370 B 1977' set atop a galvanised steel deep rod located in the US Army Corps of Engineers? Facility Compound, Duck, NC.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM = 14.80 feet above mean lower low water (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM = 12.99 feet above mean sea level (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM = 11.37 feet above mean high water (1960-1978 epoch)
Auxiliary benchmarks865 1370 A 1977 1370 H 1980
865 1370 C 1977 1370 J 1980
865 1370 D 1977 1370 K 1980
1370 E 1979 #64
1370 F 1979 1370 G 1980
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1636
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code1636
Other relevant codesUHSLC 260
Additional information
Other relevant informationGPS nearby
Last updated5 December 1993