GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number168
Station name

Balboa

CountryPanama
Time zone075W, GMT - 5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)8.96666
Longitude (+ve E)-79.6
OceanPacific
Observation period(s)1909-
Responsible countryPanama
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Panama Canal Commission Engineering Division Unit 2300 APO AA 34011
GLOSS contactPanama
Committed to GLOSSNo
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Balboa
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h302.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h302a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa302a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Balboa
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Balboa
PSMSL code163
Other relevant codesUHSLC 302
Additional information 
Other relevant informationPSMSL hold data from previous gauge (PSMSL ref 840/011) from 1908-1969.
Last updated2002-12-11

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)