Papeete-B (French Polynesia) Site History

Site

Station Papeete-B
Country French Polynesia
Latitude 17° 31.5' S
Longitude 149° 34.0' W
GLOSS No 140
Time Reference GMT (hours 00-23)
Contributor UH Sea Level Center
Instrument Type
(1975 to June 1992)
Float and well gauge Fischer and Porter Analog-to-Digital Recorder
Instrument Type
(July 1992 onwards)
Aquatrak acoustic gauge, NOAA Next Generation Water Level Measuring System (NGWLMS)
Site of Gauge The gauge is situated just off the oil wharf.
Observational periods 1975 - present

Reference Level

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

Benchmarks

Benchmarks Description
UH-1A The one inch standard disk, which has no stamp, is set in dark grey epoxy and is located thirty five feet east of tide staff at the center of quay (established 7 Apr 1982).
NU-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).

Quality Assessment by the UH Sea Level Centre

Comment

The daily and monthly means reveal no apparent changes in the reference level. Data from Papeete-A are maintained in a separate record because these two series are not linked to the same tide staff zero.

The NOS gauge replaces the UH gauge as of July 1992. A two-month overlap (May-June 1992) provided the link (-11687 mm) to refer the NOS data to the historic reference level.

Year CI(%) Missing Data Replaced Gaps or Bad Data Questionable Fluctuations
1975 46 214-217,328-333 none none
1976 91 1-27,60,66-93,204-206,330-332 none none
1977 99 60-61 none none
1978 99 143-144 none none
1979 98 47-52,109-110 (02)024-(21)024 none
1980 100 none none none
1981 98 107-110,128-131 none none
1982 100 none none none
1983 100 none none none
1984 100 none none none
1985 100 none none none
1986 100 none none none
1987 100 none none none
1988 100 none (02)062-(23)062 none
1989 98 88-92,103-104 none none
1990 100 none none none
1991 100 none none none
1992 100 none none none
1993 100 none none none
1994 100 none none none
1995 100 none (22)125-(22)126 none
1996 100 none none none
1997 100 none none none
1998 98 155-162 032 none