GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number138
Station name

Rikitea, Gambier

CountryFrench Polynesia
Time zone135W, GMT - 9hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-23.13333
Longitude (+ve E)-134.95
OceanPacific
Observation period(s)1975-
Responsible countryFrance/U.S.A.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Dr. M. Merrifield, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Oceanography, 1000 Pope Road MSB 307, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, U.S.A.
GLOSS contactUSA
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute interval
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h016.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g138.zip from BODC   View Rikitea, Gambier site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h016a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa016a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Real-time data transmitted
to GLOSS Fast Centre
Real-time data plots from UHSLC
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksUSGS BM #1: Brass plate stamped 'no 1 1969' located 20ft west of the tide station set in concrete on wharf surface (established 1969)
Auxiliary benchmarksUSGS BM #2: Brass plate stamped 'no 2 1969' set in cement sidewalk at NE corner of bunkhouse close to the catchment tanks USGS BM #3: Brass plate stamped 'no 3 1969' set in concrete at side of arch on roadway leading to LDG laboratory, 1.5ft up the side IO: Brass plate, no further documentation, established Apr 1984 C: Brass plate, no further documentation, established Apr 1984
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Rikitea, Gambier
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Rikitea, Gambier
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1253
Other relevant codesUHSLC 016
Additional information 
Other relevant informationDaily values calculated using 119-point convolution filter (Bloomfield, 1976) centred on noon applied to the hourly data with respective periods of the 95, 50 and 5% amplitude points at 124.0, 60.2 and 40.2 hours.
Last updated1992-09-26

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