GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number288
Station name

Pensacola, FL

Time zone090W, GMT - 6hrs
Latitude (+ve N)30.4
Longitude (+ve E)-87.21666
Observation period(s)1923-, 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
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Pensacola, FL
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate6 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h762.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa762a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Data held at national organisationYes
Real-time data availableNo
Real-time data transmitted
to GLOSS Fast Centre
Real-time data plots from UHSLC
Tide gauge benchmarksUS C&GS tidal benchmark survey disk stamped '8 1923' set vertically in the concrete foundation wall of the City Hall Building at the corner of Jefferson and E. Zaragoza Streets.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM = 13.04 feet above mean lower low water (1960-1978 epoch) TGBM = 12.42 feet above mean sea level (1960-1978 epoch) TGBM = 11.81 feet above mean high water (1960-1978 epoch) TGBM is 15.694ft above tide staff zero
Auxiliary benchmarksNO 1 1972 11 1923 (13.990ft above tide gauge zero) NO 2 9840 K 1977 (11.265ft above tide staff zero) 12 1923 9840 L 1978 G 9 1918 13.271 9840 M 1978 (8.708ft above tide staff zero) 9840 N 1978 (11.737ft above tide gauge zero) 9840 A 1978
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Pensacola, FL
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Pensacola, FL
PSMSL code246
Other relevant codesUHSLC 762
Additional information 
Last updated1993-12-05

Related BODC pages

Sea level portal      World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) — Sea  level
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