GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number101
Station name


CountryNew Zealand
Time zone180E, GMT + 12hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-41.17
Longitude (+ve E)174.47
Observation period(s)1944-
Responsible countryNew Zealand
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Environmental Monitoring and Investigation, Greater Wellington Regional Council, P O Box 11-646, Wellington
GLOSS contactNew_Zealand
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Wellington
Digital dataYes
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa071a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Tide gauge benchmarksBM K80/4, a stainless steel pin in concrete in the alley between the Prudential Building and the CBA Building in Lambton Quay.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 3.917m below BM K80/4 (TGBM) TGZ = 0.902m below New City Datum TGZ = 3.002m below BM K80/1
Auxiliary benchmarksBM K80/1 - a stainless steel pin in concrete under iron cover in Featherston Street at the intersection with Lambton Quay.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Wellington   Download annual MSL (RLR) data for Wellington
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Wellington   View annual MSL (RLR) plot for Wellington
MSL methodExtended harmonic
PSMSL code221
Other relevant codesUHSLC 071
Additional information 
Other relevant informationWellington Harbour has (May 1990) installed a new gauge. UHF telemetry to Wellington Regional Council Offices where they are logged on a Vax system. Data processing using proprietery software. Conversion is available to other formats. Has GPS
Nearest Met. stationNZ Met. Service, Wellington
Last updated2002-12-11

Related BODC pages

Sea level portal      World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) — Sea  level
UK Tide Gauge Network     Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR)
GLOSS project page  


Related external links

Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS)     Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL)
University of Hawai`i Sea Level Centre (UHSLC)  World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)


Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS) Station Handbook Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)