GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number211
Station name

Settlement Point

CountryBahamas
Time zone075W, GMT - 5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)26.71666
Longitude (+ve E)-78.98333
OceanAtlantic
Observation period(s)1985-
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
NOAA, National Ocean Service, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281, USA
GLOSS contactBahamas
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Settlement Point   View location map for GLOSS station Settlement Point
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerYes
AcousticYes
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersWind, air temp., sea surface temp., barometric pressure
Data acquisition rateRecording at 6 minute intervals; hourly heights selected from the 6 minute data.
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h257.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g211.zip from BODC   View Settlement Point site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h257a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa257a.dmt from UHSLC   Download h257b.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa257b.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
Additional parameters (real-time)Wind, air temp., sea surface temp., barometric pressure
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarks5 local benchmarks used to determine site stability
Benchmark relationshipsLocal levelling with respect to station datum. Station datum is the zero of the original staff established on 18 October 1985.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Settlement Point
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Settlement Point
MSL methodArithmetic mean of hourly hts
PSMSL code1646
Other relevant codesUHSLC 257
Additional information 
Other relevant informationTwo tide gauges here, A and B. Both have GPS
Nearest Met. stationSettlement Point (co-located)
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)