GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number73
Station name

Manila, South Harbor

Time zone120E, GMT + 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)14.58333
Longitude (+ve E)120.96666
Observation period(s)1947-
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 qa370a.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-4B - Tramus, Manila, brass rod embedded on concrete base, 1.0m above street level. At back of former Central Bank building, at concrete base of Meraclo power outlet, almost opposite the bank's door.
Benchmark relationshipsBM-4B established 1985, elevation 5.3065m above OTS. Previous benchmark BM-4B, defaced, elevation 5.3168m above OTS (difference -0.0103m).
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Manila, South Harbor
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Manila, South Harbor
MSL methodMonthly & weighted annual mean
PSMSL code145
Other relevant codesUHSLC 370
Additional information 
Other relevant informationStation El Codo was operational from Jan 1976 to Sep 1980
Nearest Met. station5km from tide gauge
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)