GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number123
Station name

Noumea, New Caledonia

Time zone165E, GMT + 11hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-22.3
Longitude (+ve E)166.43333
Observation period(s)1967-; hourly values 1975-
Responsible countryFrance/U.S.A.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
SHOM, previously Dr. M. Merrifield, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Oceanography, 1000 Pope Road MSB 307, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, U.S.A.
GLOSS contactFrance
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute interval
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h019.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Noumea, New Caledonia site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa019a.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
Tide gauge benchmarksD-1: head of bolt fixed on wall of 'l'anbette'
Auxiliary benchmarksH-1: brass bolt stamped 'S-H' fixed in concrete at end of the pier, about 10ft from tide gauge (established 1967) A-1: iron rod fixed in wall of wooden landing stage called 'TARE' G-1: brass bolt fixed on the concrete wall enclosing officer's parking I-1: bronze disc stamped 'SH', fixed near the NW corner of transformer house wall (A-1, G-1 and I-1 established 1980)
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Noumea, New Caledonia
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Noumea, New Caledonia
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code852
Other relevant codesUHSLC 019
Additional information 
Other relevant informationBackup gauges: 1) Leupold and Stevens ADR (Jan 1987-) 2) Handar encoder (Jan 1987-) PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at this site (PSMSL Code 740/001 1957-1965, 1967-1974, 1976-1988). Note: 'Zero de reduction des sondes' MN's datum is 0.176ft below Univ. Hawaii tide staff zero (1975-9) and 0.039ft above MN's metric staff zero
Last updated1993-12-05

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