GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Pensacola, FL

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 number288
Station namePensacola, FL
Time zone090W, GMT - 6hrs
Latitude (+ve N)30.4
Longitude (+ve E)-87.21666
Observation periods1923-, 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
Location map
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate6 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 762 File format
High frequency data at UHSLCData 762a Document 762a File format
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableNo
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkUS C&GS tidal benchmark survey disk stamped '8 1923' set vertically in the concrete foundation wall of the City Hall Building at the corner of Jefferson and E. Zaragoza Streets.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM = 13.04 feet above mean lower low water (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM = 12.42 feet above mean sea level (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM = 11.81 feet above mean high water (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM is 15.694ft above tide staff zero
Auxiliary benchmarksNO 1 1972 11 1923 (13.990ft above tide gauge zero)
NO 2 9840 K 1977 (11.265ft above tide staff zero)
12 1923 9840 L 1978
G 9 1918 13.271
9840 M 1978 (8.708ft above tide staff zero)
9840 N 1978 (11.737ft above tide gauge zero)
9840 A 1978
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 246
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code246
Other relevant codesUHSLC 762
Additional information
Last updated5 December 1993