Nuku Hiva (Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia) Site History

History Summary

Station Nuku Hiva,Marquesas Is.
Country French Polynesia
Latitude 08° 55.8' S
Longitude 140° 04.9'W
GLOSS No 142
Time Reference GMT (hours 00-23)
Contributor UH Sea Level Center
Instrument type (1982-1983,1986-present) Leupold and Stevens Analog-to-Digital Recorder (ADR)
(4/1986-present) Handar Encoder (ENC)
Primary gauge ADR:1982-90
ENC 1991-
Site of gauge  
Observational periods 1982 - present

Reference Level

All heights have been referred to the station tide staff zero which is linked to fixed benchmarks. The 1995-1996 have not been properly tied to the historic tide staff zero. However, differences with Penryhn suggest the mean level for this time is within a few centimeters of the historic level. Please acknowledge the level uncertainty.

Benchmark relationship

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

Quality Assessment by the UH Sea Level Centre

Comment: The daily means show some similarity to the daily means of a neighboring station, Penrhyn,and reveal no obvious reference level changes.

Year CI(%) Missing Data Replaced Gaps or Bad Data Questionable Fluctuations
1982 70 170-179,335-341 none none
1983 0 1-365 none none
1984 0 1-366 none none
1985 0 1-365 none none
1986 89 none none none
1987 100 none none none
1988 84 308-366 none none
1989 84 1-60 none none
1990 100 none none none
1991 100 none none none
1992 99 100-103 none none
1993 99 41-42 none none
1994 60 220-365 none none
1995 83 1-61 none 211
1996 55 none none none
1997 83 001-063 none none