GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number107
Station name

French Frigate Shoals, H

Time zone165W, GMT - 11hrs
Latitude (+ve N)23.86666
Longitude (+ve E)-166.28333
Observation period(s)1975-, being upgraded 2007
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Dr. M. Merrifield, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Oceanography, 1000 Pope Road MSB 307, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, U.S.A.
GLOSS contactUSA
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station French Frigate Shoals, H
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute intervals, filtered to hourly heights
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h014.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View French Frigate Shoals, H site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa014a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted
to GLOSS Fast Centre
Real-time data plots from UHSLC
Auxiliary benchmarksUH2 SS bolt head, set in concrete, at entrance of tide house. UH3 SS bolt set in concrete, stamped 'KAMBIC/ JONES' on sea wall 2ft west of tide well. UH4 SS bolt head set in concrete, stamped '4', located at the north west corner of the Weather Service tower. UH5 SS bolt head set in concrete, NW corner steps of Main building.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for French Frigate Shoals, H
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for French Frigate Shoals, H
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1372
Other relevant codesUHSLC 014
Additional information 
Other relevant informationOther benchmark: UH6 SS bolt head set in concrete, no stamp, located at the NE corner of the Main building foundation pillar. Daily values calculated using 119-point convolution filter (Bloomfield, 1976) centred on noon applied to the hourly data with respective periods of the 95, 50 and 5% amplitude points at 124.0, 60.2 and 40.2 hours.
Nearest Met. stationBuoy 51001, ~400 miles ESE
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)
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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)