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GLOSS: Sea Level measurements from the Global network of sea level stations

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-02-08
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The Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS) is an international programme co-ordinated by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) for the establishment of high quality global and regional sea level networks for application to climate, oceanographic and coastal sea level research. The programme became known as GLOSS as it provides data for deriving the 'Global Level Of the Sea Surface'; a smooth level after averaging out waves, tides and short-period meteorological events. The main component of GLOSS is the Global Core Network (GCN) of 308 sea level stations around the world, which are maintained by 87 countries. This dataset is public.

Citable as:  IOC; Natural Environment Research Council; US-NODC (2007): GLOSS: Sea Level measurements from the Global network of sea level stations. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined


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Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data obtained by a global network of permanent sea level stations.
CDROM was produced in 1996. CEDA-BADC acquired a copy and later made its content available online.

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description None
  • long_name: Changes In Global Sea Level
  • names: Changes In Global Sea Level
  • long_name: Global Sea Level
  • names: Global Sea Level
  • long_name: Sea Surface Height
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Sea Surface Height
  • names: Sea Surface Height,

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