GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Zhapo

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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 number78
Station nameZhapo
CountryChina, People's Rep.
Time zone120E, GMT + 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)21.58333
Longitude (+ve E)111.83333
Observation periods1957-
Responsible countryChina, People's Rep.
Authority responsible for tide gaugeSouth China Sea Branch, SOA, 353 Xingangzhong Road, Guangzhou 510300, China
GLOSS contactChina
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersSurface T and S, wave and meteorological parameters
Data acquisition rateRecording at hourly intervals
High frequency data at UHSLCData 635a Document 635a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkTGBM (ZPZ8) is 5.9m to the corner of the nearer house in the north direction, 9.5m to the corner of a house in the east direction and 2.5m to the corner of a house in the west direction.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 7.526m below ZPZ8.
TGZ = 1.366m below the MSL of the Yellow Sea (1956-old)
TGZ = 1.405m below the MSL of the Yellow Sea (1985-new)
TGZ = 4.554m below BM2
Auxiliary benchmarksTBM is 43.2m from BM2.
BM2 is 26.8m from the SE corner of the old gauge well house and 19m to the north corner of the old wharf.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 933
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodMo (over hourly values)
PSMSL code933
Other relevant codesUHSLC 635
Additional information
Nearest Met. stationZhapo MS
Last updated11 December 2002