GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number169
Station name

Baltra, Galapagos Is.

Time zone090W, GMT - 6hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-0.43333
Longitude (+ve E)-90.28333
Observation period(s)1968-1977, 1985-
Responsible countryEcuador
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Dr. M. Merrifield, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Oceanography, 1000 Pope Road MSB 307, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, U.S.A.
GLOSS contactEcuador
Committed to GLOSSYes
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h003.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC  Download from BODC   View Baltra, Galapagos Is. site history   View BODC document #57205  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa003a.dmt from UHSLC   Download from UHSLC   Download documentation qa003b.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted
to GLOSS Fast Centre
Real-time data plots from UHSLC
Tide gauge benchmarksUH-1: type not documented, located at 133ft, 40 deg. true N at SE corner of the fuel storage bldg. (established 24 Mar 1985)
Benchmark relationshipsDatum of data is zero of tide staff UH-1 is 4.052m above tide staff zero (June 1985) UH-2 is 4.189m above tide staff zero (June 1985)
Auxiliary benchmarksUH-2: type not documented, located at 133.33ft, 40 deg. true N at SE corner of fuel bldg. (established 24 Mar 1985) UH-3: SS square plate located at base of the old lamp post just off line between the station and the lighthouse, located 237 deg. true N and about 250 ft from tide station (established 8 Jun 1990) 1: type not documented, behind storage area (established Apr 1988)
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Baltra, Galapagos Is.
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Baltra, Galapagos Is.
MSL method24 hourly heights
PSMSL code1645
Other relevant codesUHSLC 003
Additional information 
Other relevant informationOther benchmarks: 2A - 10cm disc stamped 'Instituto Oceanografico de l'Armada. Prohibido Tocar 1977'. 234 deg. True N of tide station. SW1 - head of 1/4inch screw mounted on witch switch on Encoder well. (2A and SW1 established 8 Jun 1990)
Last updated1997-11-20

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