GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Colombo

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

General
Gloss number33
Station nameColombo
CountrySri Lanka
Time zone82.5E, GMT + 5.5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)6.93333
Longitude (+ve E)79.85
OceanIndian
Observation periods1934-1957, 1953-1965, 1989-
Responsible countrySri Lanka
Authority responsible for tide gaugeDr. M. Merrifield, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Oceanography, 1000 Pope Road MSB 307, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, U.S.A.
GLOSS contactSri Lanka
Committed to GLOSSNo
OperationalYes
Location map
Instrumentation
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateHourly intervals
High frequency data at UHSLCData 115a Data 115b Document 115a Document 115b File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1755
Other relevant codesUHSLC 115
Additional information
Other relevant informationDaily values calculated using 119-point convolution filter (Bloomfield, 1976) centred on noon applied to the hourly data with respective periods of the 95, 50 and 5% amplitude points at 124.0, 60.2 and 40.2 hours.
Last updated11 December 2002