Haulover Pier (Miami, USA) Site History

History Summary

Station name Miami, Haulover Pier
Country U.S.A.
Latitude 25° 54.0' N
Longitude 080° 07.0' W
GLOSS No. 218
Time Reference GMT (00-23 hours)
Contributor (1982-1991) NOAA/NOS, USA
Instrument type (1982-1991) Analog-to-Digital Recorder
Site of Gauge  
Observational periods 1981 - 1992

Reference level

All data are referred to Tide Gauge Zero (TGZ) and linked into historic fixed benchmarks.

Benchmarks

Tide gauge benchmark (TGBM) description

Benchmark Description
BM control NOS tidal benchmark survey disk stamped '3090 A 1982' set atop a stainless steel deep rod on the south side of the parking area for Haulover Pier.

Auxilliary Benchmarks

  C 314 1970   BHI-1   1983
  R 26 1974   3080 F 1984
3080 B 1982     IWOA 7 RM1
3080 C 1982     '30.09'    
3080 D 1982          
3080 E 1982          

Benchmark Relationships

Benchmark Elevation Epoch
TGBM 5.23 feet above mean lower low water 1960-1978
TGBM 3.81 feet above mean sea level 1960-1978
TGBM 2.60 feet above mean high water 1960-1978

Additional information

Pier destroyed in hurricane, Summer 1992.

Quality Assessment

Comment

The hourly residuals are noisy from June 1989 - May 1990 due to the stilling well being not properly configured for surf zone application. Otherwise, the daily and monthly values agree with Key West and Fernandina Beach and do not show any obvious shifts or trends. The monthly plot reveals a consistent annual and semi- annual signal.

The extreme peak on 24 August 1992 is associated with Hurricane Andrew.

Comment A: residuals noisy.

Year Completeness
Index (%)
Questionable Fluctuations (Day Nos.)
and Missing Data (Gaps >6 hours>
1982 100 85,86
1983 100 None
1984 100 None
1985 100 None
1986 100 336-338
1987 100 None
1988 98 None
1989 76 See comment A
Gap from 1989/03/18 at 14.00 to 1989/03/30 at 14.00
Gap from 1989/07/02 at 13.00 to 1989/07/13 at 00.00
Gap from 1989/07/25 at 05.00 to 1989/08/22 at 23.00
1990 100 See comment A
1991 100 69-70,235-238,305
See comment A