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GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number172
Station name

La Libertad

Time zone105W, GMT - 5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-2.2
Longitude (+ve E)-80.91666
Observation period(s)1948-; 1985-
Responsible countryEcuador
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Instituto Oceanografico de la Armada, Departmento de Hidrografico, Casilla 5940, Guayaquil, Ecuador
GLOSS contactEcuador
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station La Libertad
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersSea temperature
Data acquisition rateStandard gauge: Continuous recording Digital gauge: 15 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h091.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa091a.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)Sea temperature
Tide gauge benchmarksBME - it is a standard disc with the inscription 'BME-48'. It is located in an electric house cement base. The house is 50 metres from the principal oil gate and 150 metres to the south of the oil terminal pier.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for La Libertad   Download annual MSL (RLR) data for La Libertad
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for La Libertad   View annual MSL (RLR) plot for La Libertad
MSL method24 hourly heights
PSMSL code544
Other relevant codesUHSLC 091
Additional information 
Other relevant informationPSMSL also hold data from another gauge at La Libertad (PSMSL Code 845/ 011 1948-1969).
Nearest Met. stationSalinas
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)