GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number116
Station name

Chuuk Atoll, Caroline Is.

CountryFed. Micronesia
Time zone150E, GMT + 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)7.45
Longitude (+ve E)151.85
Observation period(s)1953-
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
NOAA, National Ocean Service, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281, USA
GLOSS contactMicronesia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Chuuk Atoll, Caroline Is.
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersSurface temperature, density
Data acquisition rateDigital gauge - 6 minute interval (after 1975) Analog gauge - hourly heights (before 1975)
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Chuuk Atoll, Caroline Is. site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa054a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)Surface temperature, density
Tide gauge benchmarksBenchmark B(1948) is the primary benchmark stamped 'B 1948' set in concrete pavement along the north side of a row of 6 Quonset warehouses east of the government pier.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Benchmark is 8.05ft above the Tide Gauge Zero (Station Datum). NOAA Chart Datum is 2.73ft above Station Datum. Mean Sea Level (1960-1978) is 3.58ft above Station Datum.
Auxiliary benchmarks5 additional benchmarks are levelled to the TGBM and tide station on a yearly basis
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Chuuk Atoll, Caroline Is.
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Chuuk Atoll, Caroline Is.
PSMSL code528
Other relevant codesUHSLC 054
Additional information 
Last updated2002-12-11

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)