GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number247
Station name


CountryChina, People's Rep.
Time zone120E, GMT + 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)24.45
Longitude (+ve E)118.06666
Observation period(s)1905-
Responsible countryChina, People's Rep.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
East China Sea Branch, SOA, 817 Pudong Main Street, Shanghai 200120, China
GLOSS contactChina
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Xiamen
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersSurface T and S, wave and meteorological parameters
Data acquisition rateRecording at hourly intervals
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa376a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)Surface T and S, wave and meteorological parameters
Tide gauge benchmarksTGBM (BM72831) is in front of 17# building of Lujiao Road, Xiamen, 4.8m NW of the well and 160m SW of the tide gauge.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = datum level of Xiamen after 1 January 1976 TGZ = 8.788m below the BM72831 after 31 December 1975 TGZ = 3.242m below the MSL of the Yellow Sea (1956-old) TGZ = 3.281m below the MSL of the Yellow Sea (1985-new)
Auxiliary benchmarks1685 (Aux.) is at the SE corner of No. 111 building of Lujiao Road, Xiamen and 82m SW of the present tide gauge.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Xiamen
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Xiamen
MSL methodMo (over hourly values)
PSMSL code727
Other relevant codesUHSLC 376
Additional information 
Other relevant informationTide Gauge on the Rock of the River Center once used from 1905 - April 1951, about 700m NNW of the present tide gauge.
Nearest Met. stationXiamen MS
Last updated2002-12-11

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