GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number26
Station name

Diego Garcia Is.

CountryU.K.
Time zone090E, GMT + 6hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-7.28333
Longitude (+ve E)72.4
OceanIndian
Observation period(s)1959-1964, 1986-
Responsible countryU.S.A.
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 contactUK
Committed to GLOSSNo
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Diego Garcia Is.   View location map for GLOSS station Diego Garcia Is.
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticYes
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersAir/sea temperature, barometric pressure, wind sensors
Data acquisition rate15 minute intervals for Fisher and Porter ADR gauge. 6 minute intervals for New Generation gauge.
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h104.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g026b.zip from BODC  Download g026c.zip from BODC  Download g026d.zip from BODC   View Diego Garcia Is. site history   View BODC document #57580   View BODC document #64937  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h104b.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa104b.dmt from UHSLC   Download h104c.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa104c.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)Air/sea temperature, barometric pressure, wind sensors
Benchmarks 
Auxiliary benchmarksBenchmarks include: BM A, BM B, BM C, BM D, BM E, BM H, BM J.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Diego Garcia Is.
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Diego Garcia Is.
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1740
Other relevant codesUHSLC 104
Additional information 
Other relevant informationDaily values calculated using 119-point centred on noon applied convolution filter (Bloomfield, 1976) to the hourly data with respective periods of the 95, 50 and 5% amplitude points at 124.0, 60.2 and 40.2 hours. PSMSL also hold data from 2 other gauges at Diego Garcia (PSMSL Code 453/001 1959-1964 and PSMSL Code 453/002 1969).
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)