GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Kanmen

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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 number94
Station nameKanmen
CountryChina, People's Rep.
Time zone120E, GMT + 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)28.08333
Longitude (+ve E)121.28333
Observation periods1959-
Responsible countryChina, People's Rep.
Authority responsible for tide gaugeEast China Sea Branch, SOA, 817 Pudong Main Street, Shanghai 200120, 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 632a Document 632a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkTGBM (ZKZ13) was set up in 1933, about 16.9m from the northeast corner of the gauge well house.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 10.842m below the TGBM (ZKZ13)
TGZ = 3.645m below MSL of the Yellow Sea (1956-old)
TGZ = 3.684m below MSL of the Yellow Sea (1985-new)
TGZ = 3.87m below MSL of Kanmen
Auxiliary benchmarksZKZ12: 26.2m NE of the tomb and 43.4m NW of the NW corner of Mr. Xu Tongbao's house.
ZKZ12II: 16.6m NW of the NW corner of WC and 9.2m south of 5811# wire pole.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 934
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodMo (over hourly values)
PSMSL code934
Other relevant codesUHSLC 632
Additional information
Nearest Met. stationKanmen MS
Last updated11 December 2002