GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number118
Station name


CountryNorth Mariana Is.
Time zone150E, GMT + 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)15.23333
Longitude (+ve E)145.73333
Observation period(s)1978-, being upgraded
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
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute intervals, filtered to hourly values
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h028.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Saipan site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa028a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Saipan
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Saipan
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1474
Other relevant codesUHSLC 028
Additional information 
Other relevant informationDaily 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.
Last updated1992-09-26

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)


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