GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number88
Station name


Time zone135E, GMT + 9 hrs
Latitude (+ve N)41.47
Longitude (+ve E)140.43
Observation period(s)1955-, acoustic since 2006
Responsible countryJapan
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Oceanographical Division, Climate and Marine Department, Japan Met. Agency, 3-4, Otemachi- 1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100, Japan
GLOSS contactJapan
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Hakodate
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateContinuous recording
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h364.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Hakodate site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa364a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Tide gauge benchmarksJapan Met. Agency Benchmark bolt inside tide gauge hut, adjacent to stilling well
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 1.404m below Tokyo Peil (Mean Sea Level of Tokyo Bay) TGZ = 3.606m below TGBM (from 1976 onwards)
Auxiliary benchmarksTide station BM 2.414m above Tokyo Peil (1997).
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Hakodate   Download annual MSL (RLR) data for Hakodate
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Hakodate   View annual MSL (RLR) plot for Hakodate
MSL methodMean of hourly values
PSMSL code813
Other relevant codesUHSLC 364
Additional information 
Other relevant informationThe TGBM is on top of the stilling well. Another benchmark is near the station which is used to decide the height of the TGBM and monitor the height of the tide station. This second benchmark is levelled in to the nearest first class benchmark which is part of the network operated by the Geographical Survey Institute, Ministry of Construction. Heights of benchmarks are described as above Tokyo Peil (TP).
Nearest Met. stationHakodate
Last updated1997-11-20