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Bench Mark Sheet for 9469239, TELLER, PORT CLARENCE AK

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                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
Datums Page                                                        Page  1 of  4

                                                                                
Station ID: 9469239                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/06/2012
Name:       TELLER, PORT CLARENCE                             
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16204                           Latitude:   65° 16.0' N (  65.26670)
USGS Quad:  TELLER (B-4)                    Longitude: 166° 21.2' W (-166.35300)


To reach the tide station from the intersection of East 5th Avenue and the
Nome-Teller Road in Nome, proceed north on the Nome-Teller Road for 114 km (71
mi) to the town of Teller and the corner of Sled Way, then proceed on foot NNE
for 200 m (656 ft) along the gravel beach shoreline of Grantley Harbor. The
tidal bench marks are located in the vicinity of the Harbor.


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9239 A 2005
                         DESIGNATION:          945 9239 A

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        18009
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Stainless steel rod                   OPUS PID#: BBBH58
LATITUDE:   65° 16.0' N (  65.26670)          LONGITUDE: 166° 21.8' W (-166.36300)


The primary bench mark a disk is set in a stone beach, 121 m (397 ft) ESE of the
Port Clarence shoreline, 64 m (210 ft) NE of the NE corner of warehouse, and 16
m (51 ft) west of the Grantley Harbor shoreline.  The bench mark is set 0.12 m
(0.4 ft) below ground, crimped to a stainless steel rod driven to a depth of
10.4 m (34 ft).

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  2 of  4

                                                                                
Station ID: 9469239                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/06/2012
Name:       TELLER, PORT CLARENCE                             
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16204                           Latitude:   65° 16.0' N (  65.26670)
USGS Quad:  TELLER (B-4)                    Longitude: 166° 21.2' W (-166.35300)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9239 B 2005
                         DESIGNATION:          945 9239 B

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        18010
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete footing                      OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   65° 15.9' N (  65.26500)          LONGITUDE: 166° 21.8' W (-166.36300)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in the north corner of the northwestern most
of three square concrete foootings supporting a 9 m (30 ft) tall three sided
steel tower, 21 m (69 ft) WSW of the centerline of the main north/south road in
Teller, 13.20 m (43.3 ft) SSW of the center of a 2.5 m tall (8.2 ft) three sided
tower, 4.60 m (15.1 ft) NW of the NW corner of the Alascom hut, and 0.32 m (1
ft) north of the center of a steel leg.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9239 D 2005
                         DESIGNATION:          945 9239 D

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:        18012
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete pad                          OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   65° 15.8' N (  65.26330)          LONGITUDE: 166° 21.2' W (-166.35300)


The bench mark is a disk set in the NW corner of a concrete pad in front of the
Teller Commercial Company building and the attached red building to the north,
7.3 m (23.9 ft) SSW of the SW corner of St. Ann's Catholic Church Youth Center,
5.70 m (18.7 ft) NNW of the SW corner of the Teller Commercial Company building,
4.30 m (14.1 ft) east of the centerline of the street, 2.60 m (8.5 ft) WSW of
the NW corner of the red building, 0.3 m (1 ft) south of the north edge of the
pad, and 0.28 m (0.9 ft) east of the west edge of the pad.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  3 of  4

                                                                                
Station ID: 9469239                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/06/2012
Name:       TELLER, PORT CLARENCE                             
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16204                           Latitude:   65° 16.0' N (  65.26670)
USGS Quad:  TELLER (B-4)                    Longitude: 166° 21.2' W (-166.35300)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at TELLER, PORT CLARENCE based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      1 MONTH
     TIME PERIOD:           August 2005 - August 2005
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:  9468756 NOME, NORTON SOUND


Elevations of tidal datums referred to Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW), in METERS:

     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  0.360
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  0.326
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.204
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.184
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.082
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000

North American Vertical Datum (NAVD88)

Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     9239 A 2005                                 1.268    0.942
     9239 B 2005                                 2.022    1.696
     9239 D 2005                                 2.422    2.096


                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
                                                                   Page  4 of  4

                                                                                
Station ID: 9469239                         PUBLICATION DATE:  04/06/2012
Name:       TELLER, PORT CLARENCE                             
            AK
NOAA Chart: 16204                           Latitude:   65° 16.0' N (  65.26670)
USGS Quad:  TELLER (B-4)                    Longitude: 166° 21.2' W (-166.35300)


                             D E F I N I T I O N S


Mean Sea Level (MSL) is a tidal datum determined over a 19-year National Tidal
Datum Epoch.  It pertains to local mean sea level and should not be confused
with the fixed datums of North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88).

NAVD88 is a fixed datum derived from a simultaneous, least squares, minimum
constraint adjustment of Canadian/Mexican/United States leveling observations.
Local mean sea level observed at Father Point/Rimouski, Canada was held fixed as
the single initial constraint.  NAVD88 replaces NGVD29 as the national
standard geodetic reference for heights.  Bench mark elevations relative to
NAVD88 are available from NGS through the World Wide Web at 
National Geodetic Survey.

NGVD29 is a fixed datum adopted as a national standard geodetic reference for
heights but is now considered superseded.  NGVD29 is sometimes referred to as
Sea Level Datum of 1929 or as Mean Sea Level on some early issues of Geological
Survey Topographic Quads.  NGVD29 was originally derived from a general
adjustment of the first-order leveling networks of the U.S. and Canada after
holding mean sea level observed at 26 long term tide stations as fixed.
Numerous local and wide-spread adjustments have been made since establishment in
1929.  Bench mark elevations relative to NGVD29 are available from the National
Geodetic Survey (NGS) data base via the World Wide Web at 
National Geodetic Survey.

NAVD88 and NGVD29 are fixed geodetic datums whose elevation relationships to
local MSL and other tidal datums may not be consistent from one location to
another.

The Vertical Mark Number (VM#) and PID# shown on the bench mark sheet are unique
identifiers for bench marks in the tidal and geodetic databases, respectively.
Each bench mark in either database has a single, unique VM# and/or PID# assigned.
Where both VM# and PID# are indicated, both tidal and geodetic elevations are
available for the bench mark listed. The NGS's Integrated Data Base (IDB PID)
provides geodetic datum based on traditionally leveled and bluebooked ties to
the National Spatial Reference System(NSRS) https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/datasheets/.
The NGS Online Positioning User Service (OPUS PID) provides geodetic datum based
on GPS position & tie it to the NSRS https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/OPUS/.

The NAVD88 elevation is shown on the Elevations of Tidal Datums Table Referred
to MLLW only when two or more of the bench marks listed have NAVD88 elevations.
The NAVD88 elevation relationship shown in the table is derived from an average
of several bench mark elevations relative to tide station datum.  As a result of
this averaging, NAVD88 bench mark elevations computed indirectly from the tidal
datums elevation table may differ slightly from NAVD88 elevations listed for
each bench mark in the NGS database.

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