GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Laohutan (Dalian)

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 number79
Station nameLaohutan (Dalian)
CountryChina, People's Rep.
Time zone120E, GMT + 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)38.86666
Longitude (+ve E)121.68333
Observation periods1926-1943, 1952-1979 (Dalian), 1980- (Laohutan)
Responsible countryChina, People's Rep.
Authority responsible for tide gaugeNorth China Sea Branch, SOA, 22 Fushun Road, Qingdao 266033, 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 630a Data 631a Document 630a Document 631a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkTGBM (WCSBM) is in the WC street and 3180m from the gauge well
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 5.565m below WCSBM.
TGZ = 2.206m below MSL of Yellow Sea (1956-old)
TGZ = 2.246m below MSL of Yellow Sea (1985-new)
TGZ = 2.233m below MSL of Dalian (outside Shanghaiguan)
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 723 RLR 1513
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodMo (over hourly values)
PSMSL code723
Other relevant codesLaohutan - UHSLC 631, Dalian - UHSLC 630
Additional information
Other relevant informationDalian tide gauge benchmarks: TGBM (BM1) is 9.07m from south side of the north pier and 23.73m from the NE corner of the storehouse.
TGZ = 6.000m below BM1
TGZ = 0.797m below BM9 (located on the window sill on the first floor of Dalian Port Office building)
TGZ = 2.1279m below MSL of Yellow Sea (1956-old)
TGZ = 2.166m below MSL of Yellow Sea (1985-new)

Nearest Met. stationDalian MS
Last updated11 December 2002