GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number171
Station name


Time zone075W, GMT - 5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)1.83333
Longitude (+ve E)-78.73333
Observation period(s)1953-1989 Float/Stilling well; 1989- (new gauge)
Responsible countryColombia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
IDEAM, Diagonal 97 No. 11-60, Pisa 7 Commutador, Santa Fe de Bogota D.C., Colombia. Tel: +55 1 6356007
GLOSS contactColombia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Tumaco
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersSea temperature, sea salinity, sea density
Data acquisition rateRecording at 6 minute intervals, filtered to hourly heights
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa303a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)Sea temperature, sea salinity, sea density
Tide gauge benchmarksBM 1 located in upper surface of concrete base; it is set in the second bollard SW of tide gauge house. N.P.103 TS 1 A 4.716 Mts. Del 'O' de la regla (limnimetro)
Auxiliary benchmarksBM S-Az A 4.701 mts. Del cero de la regla (LM) BM NP 4 B a 5.755 mts. del cero de la regla (LM) BM 103-TS1 a 4.741 mts. del cero de la regla (LM) BM MP-B a 4.727 mts. del cero de la regla (LM) BM NP-5 B a 5.074 mts. del cero de la reglo (LM)
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Tumaco
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Tumaco
MSL methodStatistical method
PSMSL code639
Other relevant codesUHSLC 303
Additional information 
Other relevant information1953-1989 standard tide gauge; 1989 replaced with Fisher Porter analogue to digital recorder
Nearest Met. stationLa Florida 1948-05 Gja, El Mira
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)