GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number70
Station name

Jolo, Sulu

Time zone120E, GMT + 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)6.06666
Longitude (+ve E)121
Observation period(s)1947 - 1988 Float/stilling well 1987 - Pressure
Responsible countryPhilippines
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Director, Coast and Geodetic Survey Department, 421 Baracca St., San Nicolas, Manila, Philippines
GLOSS contactPhilippines
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersSea surface temperature, Surface salinity at 15degC
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa373a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)Sea surface temperature, Surface salinity at 15degC
Tide gauge benchmarksBM-1 - at Jolo Wharf, Jolo, 8.84m from centreline of roadway leading to city. BM is a 0.50 calibor cartridge set on top of concrete kerb 20.32cm above ground, 4.57m SW from W corner of steel lighthouse tower.
Benchmark relationshipsBM-1 was established in 1947
Auxiliary benchmarksBMX, BM1-B, BM1-TH, BM2, BM2A, BM12
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Jolo, Sulu
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Jolo, Sulu
MSL methodmonthly & weighted annual mean
PSMSL code260
Other relevant codesUHSLC 373
Additional information 
Nearest Met. stationNone
Last updated2002-12-11

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)