Station Information

Station ID: 642
Latitude: 73.333333
Longitude: 139.866667
Coastline code: 30
Station code: 485
Time span of data: 1951 – 2013
Completeness (%): 100
Frequency Code: 04
Date of last update: 08 Dec 2014

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.

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 14-Jul-2010 :
Data for Kigiliah 1951-2000 were previously on the database these wer copied and stored in a box file on top of one of the PSMSL roller front cupboards. Revised data values for
1951-2009 were downloaded from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute website these were loaded onto the database. The RLR facto remains 7.000m as before.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 13-Aug-2013 :
Following the recent download of data it was noted that some of the historic values differed slightly. Because of this the whole dataset has been re-loaded

Data Authority

Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
Russian Federal Service
for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring
36 Bering Street
199397 St. Petersburg

=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 2003Jan23 :
Instrumental measurements of the sea level in the Russian Arctic
Seas began in the 1920s. Stationary observations began in the
Kara Sea (Dickson Island) in 1933, in the Laptev Sea (Tiksi Bay)
in 1934, in the Chukchi Sea (Cape Schmidt) in 1935, and in the East-
Siberian Sea (Ambarchik Bay) in 1939. There were 53 stations with
sea level observational program in the mid 1980s.
As a results of economical problems in Russia, many stations were closed in th
1990s, and at present, there are 7,7,5 and 2 stations in the Kara, Laptev,
East-Siberian and Chukchi Seas, respectively.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 2003Jan23 :
Observations have been conducted according to the Manual for Stations
and Gauges of the Hydrometeorological Service (1968).
The observations with manual reading have been carried out four times
a day with an accuracy of 1 cm. Tide gauge stations have 1-hour
frequency of observations, and the same accuracy. Monthly data
quality control includes visual data control and statistical control
by the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) scientists
and administration of RosHydromet.
Observations at some stations have had different locations in summer
and winter, some of which were interrapted during replacement.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 2003Jan23 :
Therefor a lot of sea level data before 1949-50 in many cases
cannot be used because of absence of relible geodetic survey.
All stations have one or more geodetic benchmarks installed
on stable ground. Periodic (usually annual but for some stations
every summer month) geodetic surveys are made to a gauge to
determine if any vertical changes in the gauge mount have
occurred. The Russian sea level network has a complete geodetic
history consisting of Revised Local Reference (RLR) sites.
Only 30-40 years ago, the sea level station benchmarks were related
to the Baltic System (Kronshtadt gauge) using geodetic methods.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 2003Jan23 :
The monthly sea level data are calculated using daily data. The mean
monthly sea level data based on four measurements per day are very
close to the observations with 1-hour interval. It is estimated that
the error does not exceed 2 cm with probability of 99.7%. The annual
sea level based on 4-hour interval observations coincide with results
based on 1- hour observing intervals.