Port Stanley-B Phase 2 Site History

History Summary

Station Name Port Stanley-B Phase 2
Latitude 51° 41.0' S
Longitude 057° 49.0' W
Country U.K.
Gloss No 305
Time Reference GMT (00-23 hours)
Contributor Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory,
Joseph Proudman Building,
Liverpool,
L3 5DA. U.K.
Observation Period October 1992 - May 2002
Instrument Type B gauge, as described in Woodworth et al. (1996)
Site of Gauge Eastern end of Port Stanley harbour by the "floating warehouses".
Please Note:
This is a different data set from Port Stanley-A Phase 2, they are not linked in any way.

Parameters Recorded

Period CI(%) Parameters Sample Interval
10 1992 - 11 1993 100 SL,AP,BT,ST,HTP,SSP 7.5 mins
11 1992 - 05 1993*1 100 SL,AP 60 mins
11 1993 - 03 1994 100 SL,AP,BT,ST,HTP,SSP 15 mins
03 1994 - 11 1994 100 SL,AP,BT,ST,HTP,SSP 15 mins
11 1994 - 11 1995 100 SL,AP,BT,ST,HTP,SSP 15 mins
11 1995 - 11 1996 100 SL,AP,BT,ST,HTP,SSP 15 mins
12 1996 - 01 1998 100 SL,AP,BT,ST,HTP,SSP 15 mins
01 1998 - 11 1998 100 SL,AP,BT,ST,HTP,SSP 15 mins
11 1998 - 10 1999*2 99 SL,AP,BT,ST,HTP,SSP 15 mins
03 2000 - 06 2000*2 100 SL,AP,BT,ST,DHP,SSP 15 mins
11 2000 - 05 2002*2 100 SL,AP,BT,ST,HTP,SSP 15 mins

where:

Notes

  1. These data are an early subset of 10 1992 - 11 1993 data, based on hourly telex values.
  2. SL is Sea Level with respect to "STANLEY B-DATUM NOVEMBER 1998" which is 1.5cm below "STANLEY B-DATUM OCTOBER 1992".

Quality Assessment

All data have been tidally analysed and constants and residuals checked. Records have been visually inspected for spikes, timing and datum shifts.

In the period 1998-1999, all channels have been flagged where the sea level channel ASLVTD01 is null.

Period Parameters Comments
10 1992 - 11 1993 BT Parameter not recorded.
11 1992 - 05 1993 All None
11 1993 - 03 1994 ST Marked: (1993) 323
03 1994 - 11 1994 All None
11 1994 - 11 1995 HTP Marked: (1995)170-1173,174-175,179,195,217
220,265,266,268,270,272,273,276,284,285,
286,295,297
11 1995 - 11 1996 SL Marked: (1996) 310
  SSP Marked: (1996) 310
  HTP Marked: (1995) 338,357,358,359, (1996) 12,13
16,20,21-22,67,310
12 1996 - 01 1998 All None
01 1998 - 11 1998 All None
11 1998 - 10 1999 SL Null values on (1998) 348 (1999) 181,261,284
  AP,BT Null values on (1999) 284
Marked: (1998) 348 (1999) 181,261
  ST Null values on (1999) 181,284
Marked: (1998) 324,326,348 (1999) 261
  SSP Null values on (1999) 181,284
Marked: (1998) 348 (1999) 181,261
  HTP Null values on (1999) 284
Marked: (1998) 324-326,348 (1999) 181,261
03 2000 - 06 2000 All None
11 2000 - 05 2002 SL,SSP Slightly noisy throughout
  HTP Marked: (2001) 199-200. The sensor doesn't appear to be recording the top of the tide properly.
  AP,BT Null values on (2000) 323
  ST Marked: (2000) 343

Reference

Woodworth, P.L., Vassie, J.M., Spencer, R. and Smith, D.E. 1996.
Precise datum control for pressure tide gauges. Marine Geodesy, 19(1), 1-20.