GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number113
Station name

Tarawa, Gilbert Is.

CountryKiribati
Time zone180E, GMT + 12hrs
Latitude (+ve N)1.36333
Longitude (+ve E)172.93
OceanPacific
Observation period(s)A: 1974-1983 B: 1983-1988 C: 1988-1997 D: 1992-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
National Tidal Centre, Australia (see GLOSS Contact Points).
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticYes
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute interval, filtered to hourly values
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h002.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g113a.zip from BODC  Download g113b.zip from BODC  Download g113c.zip from BODC   View Tarawa, Gilbert Is. site history   View BODC document #57161   View BODC document #57175   View BODC document #57189  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h002a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa002a.dmt from UHSLC   Download h002b.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa002b.dmt from UHSLC   Download h002c.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa002c.dmt from UHSLC   Download h002d.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa002d.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted
to GLOSS Fast Centre
Real-time data plots from UHSLC
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksBM1: SS bolt, no stamp, embedded in the concrete curb of the bulkhead directly above the tide staff (about 6ft west of the jetty) (established December 1987)
Auxiliary benchmarksBM2: SS bolt, no stamp, embedded in the concrete foundation of the memorial on the corner facing the jetty (established Dec 1987) BM3: SS bolt, no stamp, embedded in the centre (4th) concrete buttress of the freezer plant wall which faces towards the lagoon BM4: SS bolt, no stamp, embedded in the concrete foundation of the ice plant at the SW corner, facing the channel into the boat harbour
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Tarawa, Gilbert Is.   Download annual MSL (RLR) data for Tarawa, Gilbert Is.   Download annual MSL (RLR) data for Tarawa, Gilbert Is.   Download annual MSL (RLR) data for Tarawa, Gilbert Is.
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Tarawa, Gilbert Is.   View annual MSL (RLR) plot for Tarawa, Gilbert Is.   View annual MSL (RLR) plot for Tarawa, Gilbert Is.   View annual MSL (RLR) plot for Tarawa, Gilbert Is.
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1804
Other relevant codesUHSLC 002
Additional information 
Other relevant informationGauge located at 01deg 20N, 173deg 01E, 1973 - 1987 (Bairiki) Gauge relocated to original location January 1988 (Betio) Site A: PSMSL ref 730/006 Site B: PSMSL ref 730/007 Backup gauge at present site: Handar encoder Additional benchmark, BM5: SS bolt embedded in the concrete porch on the SW corner of the National Fishing Company building, established Dec. 1990 An Aquatrak acoustic gauge was installed in 1992, at a slightly different location to the previous tide gauge.
Last updated2007-01-30

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