Tarawa-B (Gilbert Islands) Site History


Station Tarawa-B, Bairiki
Country Republic of Kiribati
Latitude 01° 19.9' N
Longitude 173° 00.8' E
GLOSS No 113
Time Reference GMT (hours 00-23)
Contributor UH Sea Level Center
Instrument Type 1. (primary,1983-present) Leupold and Stevens Analog-to-Digital Recorder (ADR)
2. (backup,1983-present) Handar Encoder (ENC)
3. (backup,1983-present) University of Hawaii Pressure Transducer (PRS)
Site of Gauge  
Observational periods 1983 - 1988

Reference Level

All heights have been referred to the station tide staff zero which is linked to fixed bench marks.

Quality Assessment by the UH Sea Level Centre


Noisy residuals during spring tides of 1986-1988 are due to silting in the stilling well around the time of lowest low water levels. The daily and monthly means reveal no apparent changes in the reference level. Station discontinued in May 1988.

Year CI(%) Missing Data Replaced Gaps or Bad Data Questionable Fluctuations
1983 63 none none none
1984 100 none none none
1985 99 306-307 none none
1986 100 none none 39-40,55,68-70,84-86,99, 113-115,158,257-258
1987 100 none none 29,57-60,87-89,220-223, 236-238,248-253,278-279
1988 26 79-113 none 18-21,46-51,63-67, 75-79