GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number12
Station name

Exuma

CountryBahamas
Time zone075W, GMT - 5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)23.78333
Longitude (+ve E)-76.1
OceanAtlantic
Observation period(s)Mar 1992-
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Dr. George Dennis, Caribbean Marine Research Center, 805 E 46th Place, Vero Beach, Florida 32963, U.S.A.
GLOSS contactBahamas
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersAir temp., wind velocity, sea temp., humidity, insolation
Data acquisition ratePotentiometer recorder averages hourly, from readings each second.
High frequency data at BODCDownload g012.zip from BODC   View Exuma site history   View BODC document #64256  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h256a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa256a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)Air temp., wind velocity, sea temp., humidity, insolation
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksThree local benchmarks to determine site stablility.
Benchmark relationshipsLocal levelling with respect to mean sea level only.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
MSL method24 hourly means
PSMSL code1824
Other relevant codesUHSLC 256
Additional information 
Nearest Met. stationGeorgetown Airport, Great Exuma
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)

 

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