GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number219
Station name

Duck, N.C.

Time zone075W, GMT - 5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)35.18333
Longitude (+ve E)-75.75
Observation period(s)1979-, being upgraded 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
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersDaily sea surface temperature and density
Data acquisition rate6 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h260.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Duck, N.C. site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa260a.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
Additional parameters (real-time)Daily sea surface temperature and density
Tide gauge benchmarksNOS tide gauge benchmark survey disk stamped '865 1370 B 1977' set atop a galvanised steel deep rod located in the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Facility Compound, Duck, NC.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM = 14.80 feet above mean lower low water (1960-1978 epoch) TGBM = 12.99 feet above mean sea level (1960-1978 epoch) TGBM = 11.37 feet above mean high water (1960-1978 epoch)
Auxiliary benchmarks865 1370 A 1977 1370 H 1980 865 1370 C 1977 1370 J 1980 865 1370 D 1977 1370 K 1980 1370 E 1979 #64 1370 F 1979 1370 G 1980
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Duck, N.C.
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Duck, N.C.
PSMSL code1636
Other relevant codesUHSLC 260
Additional information 
Other relevant informationGPS nearby
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)