GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number167
Station name


CountryCosta Rica
Time zone090W, GMT - 6hrs
Latitude (+ve N)9.4
Longitude (+ve E)-84.16666
Observation period(s)1957-
Responsible countryCosta Rica
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
A. Gutierrez, Coordinator, SERMAR-UNA, Instituto Meteorologico Nacional, P.O. Box 7-3350, San Jose 1000, Costa Rica
GLOSS contactCosta_Rica
Committed to GLOSSNo
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Quepos
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersSea temperature, Sea water density
Data acquisition rateUSC&GS standard: continuous analogue record Leupold-Stevens: digital strip chart record, sample
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h087.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Quepos site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa087a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)Sea temperature, Sea water density
Tide gauge benchmarksBM-1-Q (disco de 9cm diam., en bastion concreto del muelle). En Quepos la marca se encuentra colocada 2.4metres al Sur extremo Norto del bastion de concreto en la extrada del muelle (4.8832m above IGN datum).
Benchmark relationshipsTide gauge zero (TGZ) = 2.8312m below IGN datum TGZ = 7.7729m below punta A TGZ = 7.7144m below BM-1-Q
Auxiliary benchmarksPunta A: half a bolt welded in angle iron brace on tide staff (4.9417m above IGN datum) BM-2-Q (5.8419m above IGN datum) BM-3-Q (5.1293m above IGN datum) BM-3-Q (5.5495m above IGN datum) BM-5-Q (2.4525m above IGN datum)
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Quepos
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Quepos
MSL methodDoodson X0 filter
PSMSL code844
Other relevant codesUHSLC 087
Additional information 
Last updated1990-09-20

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)