SITKA

Station Information

Station ID: 426
Latitude: 57.051667
Longitude: -135.341667
GLOSS ID: 154
Coastline code: 821
Station code: 31
Country: UNITED STATES
Time span of data: 1938 – 2015
Completeness (%): 99
Frequency Code: 24
Date of last update: 08 Mar 2016

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)

Nearby GNSS Stations from SONEL: BIS1, BIS5
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: sitk, sitk2
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 559: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 559: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 02-APR-92 :
SOUTH ALASKAN COASTLINE EARTHQUAKE PRONE - E.G. MAGNITUDE 9.2 EARTHQUAKE OF 28 MARCH 1964 - SEE SAVAGE AND PLAFKER, JGR, 96(B3), 4325-4335, 1991
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 11-JUN-91 :
Sitka 821/031 RLR(1964) is 9.5m below BM8
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 15-JUL-94 :
Pugh, 1987 (Tides, surges and mean sea-level. Wiley) refers to a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in July 1972, centred 40km off-shore of Sitka, which apparently had no effect on the tide gauge record.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 23-Nov-2011 :
Using information from the NOAA website the RLR diagram has been revised. Previous Primary benchmark BM 8 - named 8 1924 on the NOAA site appears in the 1984 report with a value of 5.518m relative to gauge datum but does not appear in the 2003 report. Current Primary benchmark is 1600 L 1982 with a value of 13.669m above gauge datum.

Data Authority

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