GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Adak, Aleutian Is.

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Station information

Gloss number302
Station nameAdak, Aleutian Is.
Time zone150W, GMT - 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)51.86666
Longitude (+ve E)-176.63333
Observation periods1943-, 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
Aditional parametersWind speed/direction, air/sea temp., barometric pressure
Data acquisition rate6 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 040 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 302 Document 58731
High frequency data at UHSLCData 040a Document 040a 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 benchmarkUS C&GS benchmark survey disk stamped 'No 18 1957' set in a concrete pad near a fire hydrant on sea wall road in Sweeper Cove.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM = 18.97 feet above mean lower low water (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM = 16.75 feet above mean sea level (1960-1978 epoch)
TGBM = 15.14 feet above mean higher high water (1960-1978 epoch)
Auxiliary benchmarksNO 20 1957 NO 14 1951
M 23 1968 1380 F 1983
M 24 1968 1380 G 1983
7 1945 No stamping 1
380 C 1981 1380 D 1982
July 1993 inspection states 'levels agree with history'.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 487
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code487
Other relevant codesUHSLC 040
Additional information
Last updated5 December 1993