GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number127
Station name

Auckland-Waitemata Hbr.

CountryNew Zealand
Time zone180E, GMT + 12hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-36.51
Longitude (+ve E)174.46
Observation period(s)1900-
Responsible countryNew Zealand
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Marine Services Manager, Ports of Auckland Limited, PO Box 2353, Auckland, New Zealand
GLOSS contactNew_Zealand
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateContinuous - adjusted to hourly heights (Munro clock/float gauge) Hourly from 1991, electronic
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa070a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Tide gauge benchmarksAuckland Harbour Board Benchmark (AHB BM), lead arrow on coping of sea wall near launch steps west of Ferry Buildings
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 5.005m below AHB BM TGZ = 5.032m below BM CC 63 TGZ = 5.331m below BM CC 64
Auxiliary benchmarksBM CC 63 Stainless steel pin near AHB BM BM CC 64 Tide gauge room, shed 17, Queens Wharf (No longer exists 1992).
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Auckland-Waitemata Hbr.   Download annual MSL (RLR) data for Auckland-Waitemata Hbr.
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Auckland-Waitemata Hbr.   View annual MSL (RLR) plot for Auckland-Waitemata Hbr.
MSL methodExtended harmonic
PSMSL code150
Other relevant codesUHSLC 070
Additional information 
Other relevant informationAuckland Harbour Board are presently trialing a new tide gauge. The position and details will be supplied when operational. Both old and new gauges are maintained. A Munro clock/float gauge will be retained for the foreseeable future. The new gauge is a New Zealand made DSIR system, using a pressure transducer and data logger, with UHF telemetry to the Port Company Offices.
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)


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