GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Newport, RI

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Station information

General
Gloss number290
Station nameNewport, RI
CountryU.S.A.
Time zone075W, GMT - 5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)41.5
Longitude (+ve E)-71.33333
OceanAtlantic
Observation periods1930-, 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
PressureNo
BubblerYes
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersDaily sea surface temperature and density
Data acquisition rate6 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 253 File format
High frequency data at UHSLCData 253a Document 253a 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 benchmark survey disk stamped '6 1943' set in a concrete bulkhead at the intersection of Luce Avenue and Perry Road in Newport, RI
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM = 7.57 feet above mean lower low water (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM = 5.80 feet above mean sea level (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM = 3.91 feet above mean high water (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM = 3.0545m above zero of tide staff
Auxiliary benchmarksNO 1 1930
NO 3 1930
NO 4 1934 = 2.8814m above zero of tide staff 7 unstamped
2660 L 1986 = 4.3561m above zero of tide staff
12660 K 1979
12660 G 1976
12660 H 1976
1993 site inspection states 'all benchmarks recovered as 12660 J 1976 described in good condition.'
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 351
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code351
Other relevant codesUHSLC 253
Additional information
Last updated11 December 2002