GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number155
Station name

Prince Rupert

Time zone120W, GMT - 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)54.31666
Longitude (+ve E)-130.33333
Observation period(s)1906-
Responsible countryCanada
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Mr. G.H. Eaton, Canadian Hydrographic Service, Institute of Ocean Sciences, P.O. Box 6000, Sidney, British Columbia, V8L 4B2,
GLOSS contactCanada
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Prince Rupert
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateInstantaneous values are measured every 15 minutes and stored in a data logger (TATS gauge).
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h540.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Prince Rupert site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa540a.dmt from UHSLC   Download from UHSLC   Download documentation qa540b.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Tide gauge benchmarksControlling benchmark: BM 651, 1944
Benchmark relationshipsBM 651, 1944 is 9.904m above chart datum. BM 651, 1944 is 6.070m above geodetic datum.
Auxiliary benchmarksBM 650 elevation 10.756m above chart datum 22,1966 elevation 10.876m above chart datum 23,1972 elevation 10.323m above chart datum 163-H-3 elevation 10.737m above chart datum 163-H-2 elevation 10.784m above chart datum
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Prince Rupert
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Prince Rupert
MSL methodaverage of hourly heights
PSMSL code167
Other relevant codesUHSLC 540
Additional information 
Other relevant informationWater level information is downloaded by the CHS twice a week. Gauge is tied to controlling benchmarks on an annual basis. Vertical control is also maintained by sight gauge readings and by the use of reference level switches. Data available at, and
Nearest Met. stationPrince Rupert
Last updated1997-11-10

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)