Papeete-A (French Polynesia) Site History

History Summary

Station Papeete-A
Country French Polynesia
Latitude 17° 31.9' S
Longitude 149° 34.0' W
GLOSS No 140
Time Reference GMT (hours 00-23)
Contributor UH Sea Level Center
Instrument Type Standard float and well
Site of Gauge  
Observational Period 1969 - 1975

Reference Level

All heights have been referred to the station tide staff zero which is linked to fixed bench marks. 850 mm were added to the original data to avoid negative numbers.

Quality Assessment by the UH Sea Level Center

Comments

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

Timing is no better than about ±8 minutes.

This record is made up of two pieces that have been linked to the same tide staff zero. The second piece, September 1972-end, is from Matavai Bay, about a mile to the ENE in a separate lagoon.

Year CI(%) Missing Data Replaced Gaps or Bad Data Questionable Fluctuations
1969 65 179-181,259-261,322-323,364-365 none none
1970 97 32-33,84-85,132-133,214-215,217-220,255-258 (11)031-(04)032 (17)045-(03)046 (03)047-(16)047 (10)069-(22)069 (09)087-(18)087 (04)108-(19)108 none
1971 93 124-125,130-132,134-141,152-155,157-158,180-182,190-193,196-198,219-221,259-263 (05)018-(17)018 (16)029-(00)030 (19)060-(17)061 (22)185-(17)186 (04)205-(17)205 (10)207-(20)207 none
1972 88 139-143,204-213,223-227,236-237,249-251,255-276 (10)003-(20)003 (04)238-(17)238 285-297
1973 95 45-50,124-128,142-148 (10)123-(17)123 (10)185-(09)186 39,62-65,93-96
1974 90 106-110,152-156,170-171,179-180,188-189,195-197,206-210,218-220,253-255,281-282,289-290,309-317,334-337,352-355 (21)133-(17)134 (10)232-(16)232 (11)330-(20)330 none
1975 27 32-35,55-57,85-86,122-123,145-148 (12)025-(20)025 (15)091-(21)091 none