Ny-Alesund (Norway) Site History

History Summary

Station name Ny-Alesund
Country Norway
Latitude 78° 56.0' N
Longitude 011° 57.0' E
WOCE No. 9109
Contributor Statens Kartverk Sjokartverket (Norwegian Hydrographic Service)
Instrument Type 31.08.1976-01.09.1992 pressure tide gauge. The Norwegian Polar Institute was responsible for the observations
02.09.1992 : Scan-Matic gauge installed. The Norwegian Hydrographic Service took over responsibility
05.12.2000 : Sutron gauge installed
Site of gauge The tide gauge is located on a concrete quay in Ny-Alesund
Observational Periods Gauge operational: 1986 - present
Data available: 1986 - 2003

Reference Level

All heights have been referred to the station Tide Gauge Zero which is linked to fixed bench marks.

Benchmark Relationships

Benchmark Description Height relative to TGBM (m)
TGBM Fundamentalpunkt for Svalbard 0
Sikringsmerke Bolt northwest of the airport 22.723 above
Normalnull 1954   Not transferred to Ny-Alesund
TGZ   15.400 below

Quality Assessment

Comments

The daily or monthly means do not reveal any obvious reference level shifts.

Year CI (%) QI (%) Missing Data Bad Data
1976 34 100 001-243 None
1977 96 100 173-179,181-185,189-193 None
1978 99 99 219-220,313-317 090, 092-093,100-101,113,138-139
1979 96 100 007-016,195-200 None
1980 99 99 181-182 178
1981 99 100 157-158 None
1982 99 99 191-193,365 188
1983 1 100 001-365 None
1984 99 100 195-197 None
1985 76 99 081-083,112-195,318-319 012-013
1986 78 99 133-212 070
1987 66 100 031-032,035-036,108-230 None
1988 62 99 226-366 054-055, 176-177
1989 36 100 001-233 None
1990 100 100 None None
1991 99 100 226-228 None
1992 100 100 None None
1993 98 100 329-335 None
1994 100 100 None None
1995 98 100 271-276,323-325 None
1996 98 100 255-263 None
1997 99 100 072-076 None
1998 99 100 265-267 None
1999 100 100 None None
2000 100 100 None None
2001 100 100 None None
2002 100 100 None None
2003 100 100 None None