NAOS ISLAND 2

Station Information

Station ID: 1783
Latitude: 8.918333
Longitude: -79.533333
Coastline code: 840
Station code: 22
Country: PANAMA
Time span of RLR data: 1991 – 1995
RLR completeness (%): 85
Time span of metric data: 1991 – 1998
Metric completeness (%): 79
Frequency Code: 24
Date of last update: 07 Oct 1998

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR 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)

Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 302: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 300: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 302: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 08-SEP-95 :
The sea level difference either side of the Panama Canal is approx.
20 cm (higher on the Pacific side) - see for example, Pugh, D.T.
1987, "Tides, surges and mean sea-level", Wiley.
RLR 1964 datum at Balboa is 3.112 m below the "Tide Staff Zero" which
is itself 12 feet below Panama Canal Precise Level Datum (PLD).
On the Atlantic side, at Coco Solo RLR 1993 is 6.288 m below the
Tide Staff Zero which is itself 2 feet below PLD there.
For the older Cristobal data, RLR 1964 is 6.138 m below the
Tide Staff Zero which is itself 2 feet below PLD.
From inspection of RLR data and from this information, one can
indeed verify that sea level is higher on the Pacific side by
about 20 cm. However, the accuracy of the PLD national levelling
system is unclear.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 1998Oct07 :
data for January 1996-January 1998 received via WOCE databank (Hawaii)
and has had preliminary quality control processing only
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 1999May26 :
The Naos station has apparently terminated operations.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 26-Jan-2012 :
Apart from the benchmark name the figures on this RLR diagram are the same as
Naos Island id. 581.As with the Naos Island data this station is no longer in
operation last data is 1995.No further information is available on the NOAA
website.
Once again station has been marked 'inactive'.

Data Authority

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