GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number105
Station name

Wake Is., Marshall Is.

Time zone180E, GMT + 12hrs
Latitude (+ve N)19.28333
Longitude (+ve E)166.61666
Observation period(s)1950-, being upgraded 2007
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
NOAA, National Ocean Service, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281, USA
GLOSS contactUSA
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Wake Is., Marshall Is.
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersSurface temperature, density, barometric pressure
Data acquisition rateDigital gauge - 6 minute intervals (after 1975) Analog gauge - hourly heights (before 1975)
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h051.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Wake Is., Marshall Is. site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa051a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted
to GLOSS Fast Centre
Real-time data plots from UHSLC
Additional parameters (real-time)Surface temperature, density, barometric pressure
Tide gauge benchmarksBenchmark 12(1961) is the primary benchmark stamped 'NO 12 1961' set in the concrete apron at the east front corner of the Federal Aviation Administration Boat House
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM is 14.28ft above Tide Gauge Zero (Station Datum) NOAA Chart Datum is 3.94ft above Station Datum Mean Sea Level (1960-1978) is 5.11ft above Station Datum
Auxiliary benchmarks8 additional benchmarks are levelled to the TGBM and to the Tide Stationon a yearly basis (BM P, BM L, BM J, BM 17, BM N, BM 13, BM H, BM K). Site inspection 1993 states 'levels agree with history'. BM Q destroyed in typhoon OMAR.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Wake Is., Marshall Is.
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Wake Is., Marshall Is.
PSMSL code595
Other relevant codesUHSLC 051
Additional information 
Last updated1993-12-05

Related BODC pages

Sea level portal      World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) — Sea  level
UK Tide Gauge Network     Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR)
GLOSS project page  


Related external links

Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS)     Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL)
University of Hawai`i Sea Level Centre (UHSLC)  World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)


Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS) Station Handbook Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)