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Sea level measured by tide gauges from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive for Sea Level (JASL) from 1846 to 2019 (NCEI Accession 0019568)

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The Joint Archive for Sea Level (JASL), a partnership between the University of Hawaii Sea Level Center/Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research and the National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI), continues to acquire, quality control, manage, and distribute sea level data as initiated by the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Program, which ended in 1994. The JASL is a Global Sea Level Observing System archive center and is the largest global collection of quality-controlled hourly sea level. The JASL receives hourly data from regional and national sea level networks. The data are inspected and obvious errors such as data spikes and time shifts are corrected. Gaps less than 25 hours are interpolated. Reference level problems are referred back to the originator. If the originators can not resolve the reference level shift, comparisons with neighboring sites or examination of the hourly residuals may warrant an adjustment. Descriptive station information and quality assessments are prepared. The objective is to assemble a scientifically valid, well-documented archive of hourly and daily sea level values in standardized formats. The JASL set is bi-annually updated and submitted to NCEI and the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level. Data files are in text format.
  • Cite as: Caldwell, P. C.; Merrifield, M. A.; Thompson, P. R. (2011). Sea level measured by tide gauges from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive for Sea Level (JASL) from 1846 to 2019 (NCEI Accession 0019568). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0019568. Accessed [date].
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Distributor NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 1846-01-01 to 2019-07-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 78.93
S: -77.85
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
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Associated Resources
  • Sea level measured by tide gauges from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive for Sea Level (JASL) since 1846
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  • Parent ID (indicates this dataset is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:JIMAR-JASL
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-01-16
  • revision: 2020-01-30
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
In this Accession, NCEI has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest version has the largest version number, in this case, 0019568v7.7. Some series in earlier versions have been corrected so it is important to use the most recent version, which also includes any new data added to the archive since the previous version was made.

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Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Caldwell, P. C.; Merrifield, M. A.; Thompson, P. R. (2011). Sea level measured by tide gauges from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive for Sea Level (JASL) from 1846 to 2019 (NCEI Accession 0019568). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0019568. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Caldwell, P. C.; Merrifield, M. A.; Thompson, P. R. (2011). Sea level measured by tide gauges from global oceans as part of the Joint Archive for Sea Level (JASL) from 1846 to 2019 (NCEI Accession 0019568). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0019568. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-01-16T18:00:07Z - NCEI Accession 0019568 v1.1 was published.
  • 2011-08-31T18:36:41Z - NCEI Accession 0019568 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2013-11-05T17:24:45Z - NCEI Accession 0019568 was revised and v3.3 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2015-10-23T17:43:48Z - NCEI Accession 0019568 was revised and v4.4 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2015-11-03T20:10:20Z - NCEI Accession 0019568 was revised and v5.5 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2018-04-06T19:07:35Z - NCEI Accession 0019568 was revised and v6.6 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
  • 2020-01-30T20:02:15Z - NCEI Accession 0019568 was revised and v7.7 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • tide gauge
Platform
  • FIXED PLATFORM
Last Modified: 2021-04-02T13:00:27Z
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