GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Xiamen

The GLOSS Station Handbook is currently being re-designed and upgraded.

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 number247
Station nameXiamen
CountryChina, People's Rep.
Time zone120E, GMT + 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)24.45
Longitude (+ve E)118.06666
Observation periods1905-
Responsible countryChina, People's Rep.
Authority responsible for tide gaugeEast China Sea Branch, SOA, 817 Pudong Main Street, Shanghai 200120, China
GLOSS contactChina
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersSurface T and S, wave and meteorological parameters
Data acquisition rateRecording at hourly intervals
High frequency data at UHSLCData 376a Document 376a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkTGBM (BM72831) is in front of 17# building of Lujiao Road, Xiamen, 4.8m NW of the well and 160m SW of the tide gauge.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = datum level of Xiamen after 1 January 1976
TGZ = 8.788m below the BM72831 after 31 December 1975
TGZ = 3.242m below the MSL of the Yellow Sea (1956-old)
TGZ = 3.281m below the MSL of the Yellow Sea (1985-new)
Auxiliary benchmarks1685 (Aux.) is at the SE corner of No. 111 building of Lujiao Road, Xiamen and 82m SW of the present tide gauge.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 727
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodMo (over hourly values)
PSMSL code727
Other relevant codesUHSLC 376
Additional information
Other relevant informationTide Gauge on the Rock of the River Center once used from 1905 - April 1951, about 700m NNW of the present tide gauge.
Nearest Met. stationXiamen MS
Last updated11 December 2002