Saipan (North Mariana Islands) Site History

History Summary

Station name Saipan
Country N. Mariana Islands
Latitude 15° 13.6' N
Longitude 145° 44.5' E
GLOSS No. 118
Time Reference GMT (hours 00-23)
Contributor UH Sea Level Center
Instrument type Fischer and Porter Analog-to-Digital Recorder
Site of Gauge  
Observational Period 1978 - present

Reference Level

All heights have been referred to the station tide staff zero which is linked to fixed benchmarks.

Quality Assessment by UH Sea Level Center

Comment

The daily and monthly means reveal no apparent changes in the reference level.

The questionable fluctuations in 1981 and 1986 are due to meteorological events. Typhoon Kim (winds to 135 knots) passed near Saipan on 3 December 1986.

Year CI (%) Missing Data Replaced Gaps or Bad Data Questionable Fluctuations
1978 28 none none none
1979 100 none none none
1980 89 327-366 none none
1981 67 1-118 none 318-319
1982 100 none none none
1983 100 none none none
1984 100 none none none
1985 88 173-217 none none
1986 80 182-187,213-219,275-336 none 337-338
1987 100 none none 321-338
1988 94 2-7,184-200 none 297
1989 92 8-12,65-67,170-177,258-261,289-299,354-258 none none
1990 94 8-17,39-51,246-249 none 197-202
1991 97 39-49,218-219,358-365 none 262,307
1992 83 1-14,148-196,301-303 none none
1993 68 20-26,61-166,362-365 none none
1994 98 1-4,32-33,182-183,348-350 none 298,308
1995 100 none (02)140-(01)141 none
1996 98 328-335 (04)337-(22)337,(15)341-(10)342, (04)345-(02)346 none
1997 100 none none none
1998 100 none none none