San Diego (California, USA) Site History

History Summary

Station Name San Diego
Latitude 32° 42.9' N
Longitude 117° 10.4' W
Country USA
GLOSS No. 159
Time Reference GMT (hours 00-23)
Contributor US Coastal Geodetic Survey (1906-1972)
National Ocean Service (NOS) (1973+)
Instrument Type Standard mechanical (1906-1974)
Analog-to-digital (ADR) recorder (1975-1990)
Aquatrak acoustic gauge, NOAA Next Generation Water Level Measuring System (NGWLMS) (1991-2000)
Site of Gauge  
Observational Period 1906-2000

Reference Level

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

Data prior to 5 Jan 1926 were adjusted by - 107mm to tie the original site to the new site.

An obvious level jump was adjusted by -120mm (08Z) 01 January to (18Z) 19 January 1973.

Quality Assessment by the UH Sea Level Center

Comments

The daily and monthly means reveal no apparent reference level changes or trends and agree with the nearest stations.

Timing no better than about ±7 minutes prior to 1936.

The data for 1997-2000 were supplied with heights relative to MLLW. Consequently 1091mm was added to refer the data to tide gauge zero.

The data for 1998-2000 were supplied in non-GMT format and had to be shifted into GMT.

Suspicious data that have not been adjusted:

Dates Comment
26 June - 02 October 1919 Bad timing; appears 10cm high relative to PSMSL data
01 January - 31 March 1929 Bad timing; appears 10cm low relative to PSMSL data

Notable episodic events:

Year CI(%) Missing Data Replaced Gaps or Bad Data Questionable Fluctuations
1906 94 None None None
1907 100 None (23)040-(08)041 (04)205-(11)205 None
1908 100 None (06)365-(13)365 None
1909 100 None (15)010-(00)011 None
1910 100 None (20)266-(07)267 None
1911 100 None None None
1912 100 None None None
1913 100 None (23)167-(09)168 None
1914 100 None (16)027-(00)028 None
1915 100 None None None
1916 100 None None None
1917 100 None None None
1918 98 244-251 (06)012-(01)013(23)034-(14)035 (02)075-(11)075 (05)082-(12)082 (03)090-(12)090 (04)112-(11)112 (08)134-(18)134 76-77,98-100
1919 97 275-287 None 163-275
1920 100 None (13)036-(06)037 (16)180-(06)181 (19)197-(03)198 (21)253-(04)254 (14)339-(23)339 None
1921 100 None (12)004-(22)004 (15)005-(22)005 (01)026-(11)026 (13)040-(20)040 (01)042-(11)042 (23)213-(15)214 None
1922 100 None (03)164-(11)164 (21)315-(09)316 None
1923 100 None (05)281-(20)281 (20)357-(05)358 None
1924 100 None (03)069-(11)069 (05)070-(12)070 (15)281-(22)281 None
1925 100 None (12)099-(19)099 (08)115-(02)116 (10)118-(17)118 (17)345-(03)346 None
1926 52 4-181 None None
1927 99 362-365 None None
1928 99 1 None None
1929 78 100-182 (04)217-(11)217 23-100
1930 100 None (12)090-(23)090 None
1931 96 321-323,327-331, 339-348 (21)073-(04)074 (10)143-(09)144 254-339
1932 100 None (18)334-(11)335 (16)333-(23)333 (07)334-(11)335 None
1933 100 None None 68-90
1934 100 None (13)016-(23)016 (14)024-(05)025 (18)194-(01)195 (06)195-(13)195 None
1935 100 None None None
1936 100 None None None
1937 100 None None None
1938 97 1-11 (04)161-(12)161 (22)219-(11)220 None
1939 96 84-96,105-108 (09)015-(21)015 (06)041-(13)041 None
1940 95 348-366 (12)330-(23)330 None
1941 92 1-29 None None
1942 100 None None None
1943 100 None None None
1944 100 None (13)068-(20)068 None
1945 100 None None None
1946 100 None None None
1947 100 None None None
1948 100 None None None
1949 96 184-199 None None
1950 99 119-122 (10)117-(20)117 None
1951 96 316-330 None None
1952 100 None (18)006-(03)007 (14)128-(23)128 None
1953 100 None (06)103-(14)103 None
1954 100 None None None
1955 100 None None None
1956 100 None None None
1957 100 None None None
1958 100 None None None
1959 100 None None None
1960 100 None None None
1961 100 None (18)002-(05)003 (02)151-(15)151 (02)164-(11)164 (23)283-(10)284 (03)296-(23)297 (02)308-(23)308 (12)309-(04)310 (00)339-(11)339 None
1962 25 91-365 None None
1963 94 1-22 (21)023-(16)024 (02)124-(11)124 (08)144-(15)144 None
1964 100 None (02)163-(14)163 (23)322-(23)323 None
1965 92 335-365 (16)321-(11)322 101-102
1966 98 1,60-67 (00)007-(11)007 None
1967 100 None None 273-274
1968 97 343-353,358-359 None 82-84
1969 100 None (04)010-(11)010 (01)011-(10)011 (05)079-(15)079 13-17
1970 90 96-105,178-180,293- 314,316-320,328-331 (06)201-(16)201 (07)202-(15)202 (09)323-(17)323 66-67
1971 100 None None 250
1972 95 188-207 (01)122-(21)122 (18)310-(04)311 (09)353-(23)353 1-2,116-121
1973 100 None (12)315-(23)315 (01)316-(11)316 45-47
1974 90 110-112,115-150 (08)012-(18)012 (07)155-(16)155 (07)169-(15)169 (06)230-(23)230 179,216,226-228 275-276
1975 98 335-342,363-364 (17)023-(00)024 (12)057-(00)058 (04)058-(22)058 (03)119-(23)119 (02)212-(23)212 (18)345-(15)346 (12)352-(07)353 (01)361-(19)361 191-194,222-223, 264-265,269,277,286,293-295,303-305
1976 99 105-107,113-114 (12)132-(23)312 None
1977 99 92-94,255-258 None None
1978 100 None (08)060-(00)061 None
1979 99 334-337 (13)067-(11)068 None
1980 100 None None None
1981 100 None (12)022-(23)022 60
1982 100 None None None
1983 100 None None None
1984 100 None None None
1985 100 None None None
1986 71 220-325 None None
1987 100 None (12)064-(09)065 None
1988 100 None None None
1989 100 None None None
1990 100 None None None
1991 100 None None None
1992 100 None None None
1993 100 None None None
1994 100 None None None
1995 100 None None None
1996 100 None None None
1997 99 032 None 001-075,334-363
1998 100 None None None
1999 100 None None 289-293
2000 100 None None None