GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number151
Station name

Prudhoe Bay, AK

Time zone135W, GMT - 9hrs
Latitude (+ve N)70.4
Longitude (+ve E)-148.52666
Observation period(s)1976 - 1989, summer season only 27 Jun 1993 - 31 Jul 2003
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
N/OES22 SSMC4, STATION 7109 1305 East West Highway Silver Spring, MD. 20910-3233
GLOSS contactUSA
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Prudhoe Bay, AK
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersAir/sea temperature, barometric pressure, wind sensors
Data acquisition rate6 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h579.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Prudhoe Bay, AK site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa579a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted
to GLOSS Fast Centre
Real-time data plots from UHSLC
Additional parameters (real-time)Air/sea temperature, barometric pressure, wind sensors
Tide gauge benchmarksThe benchmark is the high point on top of the sheet pile bulkhead where two pieces seam together on West Dock #2. Benchmark is designated 'unstamped 2'.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM = 7.68 feet above mean lower low water (154 HW/155 LW 1980-1981) TGBM = 7.33 feet above mean sea level (154 HW/155 LW 1980-1981) TGBM = 7.08 feet above mean high water (154 HW/155 LW 1980-1981)
Auxiliary benchmarksMovement seen between 'steel pin' and 'state 1' and cell 6B and digibulb stop. BM Bridge installed 1993.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Prudhoe Bay, AK
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Prudhoe Bay, AK
PSMSL code1857
Other relevant codesUHSLC 579A
Additional information 
Other relevant informationUsing acoustic in the ice free season and a bubbler gauge when there is ice while the gauge is rebuilt. 1976-1989 data collected during ice-free months only (usually July, August and September)
Last updated2005-02-16

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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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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