GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Hakodate

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 number88
Station nameHakodate
Time zone135E, GMT + 9 hrs
Latitude (+ve N)41.47
Longitude (+ve E)140.43
Observation periods1955-, acoustic since 2006
Responsible countryJapan
Authority responsible for tide gaugeOceanographical Division, Climate and Marine Department, Japan Met. Agency, 3-4, Otemachi- 1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100, Japan
GLOSS contactJapan
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateContinuous recording
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 364 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 088 Document 62587
High frequency data at UHSLCData 364a Document 364a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkJapan Met. Agency Benchmark bolt inside tide gauge hut, adjacent to stilling well
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 1.404m below Tokyo Peil (Mean Sea Level of Tokyo Bay)
TGZ = 3.606m below TGBM (from 1976 onwards)
Auxiliary benchmarksTide station BM 2.414m above Tokyo Peil (1997).
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 671 RLR 813
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodMean of hourly values
PSMSL code813
Other relevant codesUHSLC 364
Additional information
Other relevant informationThe TGBM is on top of the stilling well. Another benchmark is near the station which is used to decide the height of the TGBM and monitor the height of the tide station. This second benchmark is levelled in to the nearest first class benchmark which is part of the network operated by the Geographical Survey Institute, Ministry of Construction. Heights of benchmarks are described as above Tokyo Peil (TP).
Nearest Met. stationHakodate
Last updated20 November 1997