GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number140
Station name

Papeete, Tahiti

CountryFrench Polynesia
Time zone150W, GMT - 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-17.53333
Longitude (+ve E)-149.56666
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
AcousticYes
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersAir/sea temperature, barometric pressure, wind sensors
Data acquisition rate15 minute interval for Fisher and Porter ADR gauge 6 minute interval for Next Generation gauge
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h015.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g140a.zip from BODC  Download g140b.zip from BODC   View Papeete, Tahiti site history   View BODC document #57270  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h015a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa015a.dmt from UHSLC   Download h015b.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa015b.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted
to GLOSS Fast Centre
Real-time data plots from UHSLC
Additional parameters (real-time)Air/sea temperature, barometric pressure, wind sensors
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksUH-1A: 1 inch standard disk, no stamp, set in dark grey epoxy, located 35ft east of tide staff at centre of quay, established 07 Apr 1982
Auxiliary benchmarksNU-1: no description available, destroyed prior to 1982 NU-2: no description available (established 22 Sep 1969) NU-3: no description available, destroyed prior to 1982 O-C: no description available (established Jul 1989) B: no description available (established Jul 1989) Also: BM A, BM C, BM D, BM 2, BM 3, BM 4, BM 5, BM 6, BM 7
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Papeete, Tahiti
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Papeete, Tahiti
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1397
Other relevant codesUHSLC 015
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 updated1993-12-05

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Sea level portal      World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) — Sea  level
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University of Hawai`i Sea Level Centre (UHSLC)  World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)

 

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