GALVESTON II, PIER 21, TX

Station Information

Station ID: 161
Latitude: 29.31
Longitude: -94.793333
GLOSS ID: 217
Coastline code: 940
Station code: 8
Country: UNITED STATES
Time span of data: 1908 – 2017
Completeness (%): 99
Date of last update: 14 Feb 2018

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station
Red Marker: Neighbouring Metric Station

Please note: In many cases, the station position in our database is accurate to only one minute. Thus, the tide gauge may not appear to be on the coast.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Nearby GNSS Stations from SONEL: TXGA, TXGV, GAL1
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: gptx
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 775: hourly and daily
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 767: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 775: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 767: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1991-06-11

Galveston II 940/008 RLR(1964) is 8.6m below BM35

Documentation added 1993-07-29

Many stations on the Gulf coast have large values for September 1961.

Documentation added 1994-07-14

For a discussion of submergence near to Galveston, Freeport and Sabine Pass, see Emery and Aubrey (Sea Levels, Land Levels and Tide Gauges), 1991, Springer-Verlag, page 39.

Documentation added 2000-01-05

Galveston was inundated by a major storm on 8 September 1900.

Documentation added 2011-07-27

Data is downloaded from the NOAA website. Datum information was also downloaded NOAA Benchmark was previously labelled as BM 35. Benchmark appears on the NOAA website as 7.151 alias 35.

Data Authority

N.O.A.A. / N.O.S.
N/oes33, Ssmc4, Room 6531
1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring,
MD 20910