Dakar (Senegal) Site History

History Summary

Station Dakar
Country Senegal
Latitude 14° 40.0' N
Longitude 017° 25.8' W
GLOSS No 253
Contributor (1992-1995) NOAA/NOS, USA
Instrument Type (1992-present) Next Generation Water Level
Measurement System Acoustic sensor
Site of Gauge  
Observational Period 1992 - present

Reference Level

All data are referred to Tide Gauge Zero (TGZ).

Tide Gauge Benchmark (TGBM) Description

Auxiliary Benchmarks

Benchmark Relationships

Quality Assessment

Comment

The daily or monthly means do not reveal any obvious reference level shifts. Most questionable fluctuations are related to timing problems with the gauge.

Year Completeness Index(%) Questionable Fluctuations(in day Nos.)
and Missing Data (Gaps > 6 hours)
1992 72 186-189,242-246
    Gap from 1992/03/01 at 00.00 to 1992/03/15 at 02.00
    Gap from 1992/04/05 at 00.00 to 1992/04/05 at 23.00
    Gap from 1992/04/29 at 04.00 to 1992/05/01 at 23.00
    Gap from 1992/05/16 at 08.00 to 1992/07/01 at 23.00
    Gap from 1992/07/07 at 14.00 to 1992/08/01 at 23.00
    Gap from 1992/08/15 at 23.00 to 1992/08/28 at 23.00
1993 96 None
    Gap from 1993/03/20 at 02.00 to 1993/03/30 at 23.00
    Gap from 1993/06/11 at 02.00 to 1993/06/15 at 06.00
1994 94 None
    Gap from 1994/01/02 at 20.00 to 1994/01/13 at 14.00
    Gap from 1994/09/19 at 11.00 to 1994/09/29 at 19.00
1995 73 164
    Gap from 1995/06/08 at 18.00 to 1995/06/12 at 10.00
    Gap from 1995/06/12 at 15.00 to 1995/06/13 at 04.00
    Gap from 1995/06/13 at 15.00 to 1995/06/19 at 10.00
    Gap from 1995/06/19 at 15.00 to 1995/06/20 at 04.00
    Gap from 1995/06/20 at 15.00 to 1995/06/22 at 04.00
    Gap from 1995/06/22 at 15.00 to 1995/09/18 at 12.00