GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number26
Station name

Diego Garcia Is.

Time zone090E, GMT + 6hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-7.28333
Longitude (+ve E)72.4
Observation period(s)1959-1964, 1986-
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Dr. M. Merrifield, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Oceanography, 1000 Pope Road MSB 307, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, U.S.A.
GLOSS contactUK
Committed to GLOSSNo
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Diego Garcia Is.   View location map for GLOSS station Diego Garcia Is.
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersAir/sea temperature, barometric pressure, wind sensors
Data acquisition rate15 minute intervals for Fisher and Porter ADR gauge. 6 minute intervals for New Generation gauge.
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h104.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC  Download from BODC  Download from BODC   View Diego Garcia Is. site history   View BODC document #57580   View BODC document #64937  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa104b.dmt from UHSLC   Download from UHSLC   Download documentation qa104c.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)Air/sea temperature, barometric pressure, wind sensors
Auxiliary benchmarksBenchmarks include: BM A, BM B, BM C, BM D, BM E, BM H, BM J.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Diego Garcia Is.
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Diego Garcia Is.
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1740
Other relevant codesUHSLC 104
Additional information 
Other relevant informationDaily values calculated using 119-point centred on noon applied convolution filter (Bloomfield, 1976) to the hourly data with respective periods of the 95, 50 and 5% amplitude points at 124.0, 60.2 and 40.2 hours. PSMSL also hold data from 2 other gauges at Diego Garcia (PSMSL Code 453/001 1959-1964 and PSMSL Code 453/002 1969).
Last updated1993-12-05