GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number159
Station name

La Jolla (Scripps Pier) CA

Time zone120W, GMT - 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)32.86666
Longitude (+ve E)-117.26666
Observation period(s)1924-, upgrade due 2007
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
NOAA, National Ocean Service, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281, USA
GLOSS contactUSA
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station La Jolla (Scripps Pier) CA
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate6 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h569.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View La Jolla (Scripps Pier) CA site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa569a.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
Tide gauge benchmarksUS C&GS tidal benchmark survey disk stamped '7 1958' set in a concrete retaining wall near the south west corner of the Benthic Laboratory Control Center Building at Scripps.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM = 36.24 feet above mean lower low water (1960-1978 epoch) TGBM = 33.49 feet above mean sea level (1960-1978 epoch) TGBM = 31.62 feet above mean high water (1960-1978 epoch)
Auxiliary benchmarks6 1952 0230 M 1977 BASIC 1929 RESET 1963 0230 N 1977 BASIC 1929 RESET 1963 RESET 1964 0230 P 1977 NO 9 1971 NO 10 1974 0230 L 1977 1993 inspection states 'levels agree with history'
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for La Jolla (Scripps Pier) CA
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for La Jolla (Scripps Pier) CA
PSMSL code256
Other relevant codesUHSLC 569
Additional information 
Last updated1993-12-05

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)