GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number120
Station name

Malakal

CountryBelau
Time zone135E, GMT + 9hrs
Latitude (+ve N)7.33333
Longitude (+ve E)134.46666
OceanPacific
Observation period(s)1974-
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Dr. M. Merrifield, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Oceanography, 1000 Pope Road MSB 307, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, U.S.A.
GLOSS contactUSA
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minutes, filtered to hourly values; 4 minutes for Handar encoder
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h007.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g120.zip from BODC   View Malakal site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h007a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa007a.dmt from UHSLC   Download h007b.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa007b.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 benchmarksUSGS1 standard brass disc, stamped 'No 1 1969', set in concrete slab at entrance to tide house, a south end of Fisheries Development Wharf (established 13 May 1969)
Auxiliary benchmarksUSGS2: standard brass disc, stamped 'No 2 1969', set in concrete step platform at E entrance to Fish. Dev. Reefer Plant, about 2.5ft above ground level (USGS2 & 3 established 13 May 1969). USGS3: standard brass disc stamped 'No 3 1969', set in concrete 2ftx3ft and projecting 1.5ft above ground level located at NE end of 11ft x70ft concrete cooling tank just N of Fish. Dev. Plant.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Malakal
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Malakal
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1252
Other relevant codesUHSLC 007
Additional information 
Other relevant informationOther benchmarks: USGS4: standard brass disc, stamped 'NO 4 1969' set in concrete at S end of sliding door entrance to Malakal Supply Warehouse. USGS5: standard brass disc, stamped 'NO 5 1969' set in concrete foundation supporting marine railway at Palau shipyard. AGS3: standard US Navy Hydrographic brass disc stamped'BM #3 USS TANNER'located on top of sea wall 41ft W of tide house, (established Nov 1984).
Last updated1992-09-26

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