GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number119
Station name

Yap, Caroline Is.

CountryFed. Micronesia
Time zone135E, GMT + 9hrs
Latitude (+ve N)9.51666
Longitude (+ve E)138.13333
Observation period(s)1974-
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 contactMicronesia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minutes, filtered to hourly values
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h008.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC  Download from BODC   View Yap, Caroline Is. site history   View BODC document #59930  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa008a.dmt from UHSLC   Download from UHSLC   Download documentation qa008b.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
Tide gauge benchmarksUH 1: SS disk, no stamp, set in epoxy at SW end of the house near the entrance to the tide house (established Nov 1984)
Auxiliary benchmarksUH 2: SS disk, no stamp, set in epoxy at SSW corner of the bridge between Mobile fuel dump and the town (established Nov 1984) UH 3: SS disk, no stamp, set in epoxy 15 ft from NW corner of the supply building (established Nov 1984) USGS 7: standard disk stamped 'NO 7, 1951' set in NW corner of 13x25x4ft high concrete platform to gas pump shelter at N end of Mobile Gas Co.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Yap, Caroline Is.
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Yap, Caroline Is.
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1251
Other relevant codesUHSLC 008
Additional information 
Other relevant informationAdditional benchmarks: USGS 5 standard disk, stamped 'NO 5, 1951' set in concrete porch to comm. Building, 120yd NW of DA office at Yaptown USGS 3 standard disk, stamped 'NO 3, 1951' on 7th step from bottom on S set of steps on E side of raised ground of Yap Hospital USGS 2 standard disk, stamped 'NO 2, 1951' on 5th step from bottom of former shinto shrine E of Yaptown
Last updated1992-09-26

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Sea level portal      World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) — Sea  level
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University of Hawai`i Sea Level Centre (UHSLC)  World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)


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