Golden Gate Tidal Measurements: 1854-1978

by Raymond A. Smith,


Serial Information: Journal of the Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 3, Pg. 407-409


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The recent discovery of leveling connections between the bench marks of the tide stations at Fort Point Sausalito, and the Presidio, San Francisco, California, between 1954 and the present, provide a continuous set of tidal measurements in the Golden Gate area. This is the only location in the United States with over 100 yr of continuous tidal measurements. Such a long series of tidal measurements are important in global sea level analysis, variability of water level relative to land over long periods and historical tidal boundary determination.

Subject Headings: Tides | Sea level | Benchmark | Domain boundary | Water level | Leveling | North America | United States | California

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