GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number130
Station name

Macquarie Is.

CountryAustralia
Time zone150E, GMT + 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-54.5
Longitude (+ve E)158.93333
OceanSouthern
Observation period(s)1912-1913, 1964, 1967-1974, 1987-1989, 1993-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Australian Antarctic Division, Channel Highway, Kingston TAS 7050, Australia - Tel: (61 3) 6232 3528; Fax: (61 3) 6232 3351; Email: henk_bro@antdiv.gov.au
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Instrumentation 
FloatNo
PressureYes
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersWater temperature, atmospheric pressure
Data acquisition rateThree minute averages continuously - Aquatrack Three minute averages continuously - Druck Three minute integration period, recording interval 6 minutes (1993-1995)
High frequency data at BODCDownload g130.zip from BODC   View Macquarie Is. site history   View BODC document #66872  
Real-time data availablePlanned
Additional parameters (real-time)Water temperature, atmospheric pressure
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksAAE BM1 RM1 - Stainless steel bolt in rock installed in March 1992. AUS 228 - Stainless steel bolt in rock AUS 91 - Stainless steel bolt in rock AUS 92 - Stainless steel bolt in rock
Benchmark relationshipsAAE BM1 RM1 - 1.903m above mean sea level (1996) AUS 228 - 3.297 m above mean sea level (1996) AUS 91 - 3.332 m above mean sea level (1996) AUS 92 - 3.495 m above mean sea level (1996)
Auxiliary benchmarksAUS211 HT RM1 - Stainless steel bolt height reference mark in top of concrete pillar for ARGN permanent GPS tracker. AUS211 HT RM2 - Stainless steel bolt height reference mark on base of pillar for ARGN permanent GPS tracker. NM/X/1 - Top of Auroral Camera stand (Nth corner Nov 1996). NM/X/1 RM1 - Stainless steel reference mark in concrete base of NM/X/1 See the following web site for levelling details: http://www.auslig.gov.au/geodesy/antarc/macqtg.htm
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code184
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 65300
Additional information 
Other relevant informationGeocentric measurement: Precise empemeris doppler fixes (ST938 Buckles Bay) 1982. Both the AQUATRAK acoustic & DRUCK pressure transducers are installed at Garden Cove. Instrumentation trouble has not allowed for a continuous data collection, until January 1995.
Nearest Met. stationMacquarie Island Station
Last updated2002-10-16

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University of Hawai`i Sea Level Centre (UHSLC)  World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)

 

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