GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Hilo, Hawaiian Is.

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Station information

Gloss number287
Station nameHilo, Hawaiian Is.
Time zone150W, GMT - 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)19.73333
Longitude (+ve E)-155.06666
Observation periods1946-
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
Location map
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersSurface temperature, density
Data acquisition rateDigital gauge: 6 minute interval (after 1976)
Analog gauge: hourly heights (before 1976)
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 060 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 287 Document 60267 Document 83902
High frequency data at UHSLCData 060a Document 060a 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 benchmarkBenchmark 4(1951) is the primary benchmark (PBM) stamped 'NO 4 1951' set in top of east corner of northern-most concrete foundation which rests on solid rock for elevated water tank on Port of Hilo property.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM is 15.30ft above Tide Gauge Zero (Station Datum)
NOAA Chart Datum (MLLW) is 3.69ft above Station Datum
Mean Sea Level (1960-1978) is 4.86ft above Station Datum
Auxiliary benchmarks10 additional benchmarks are levelled to the TGBM and the Tide Station on a yearly basis (BM E2, BM Pier 3, BM F, BM 5, BM A, BM B, BM C, BM G, BM Lyman, BM Lyman NO 2)
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 300
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code300
Other relevant codesUHSLC 060
Additional information
Last updated5 December 1993