GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number142
Station name

Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Is.

Time zone135W, GMT - 9hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-8.93333
Longitude (+ve E)-140.08333
Observation period(s)1982-
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 h031.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Is. site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa031a.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 benchmarksBM1: 1 inch stainless disc without stamp set in dark grey epoxy on the concrete light base at corner of the pier behind the capitanerie offices.
Auxiliary benchmarksBM3A: In front of cement beam which separates the 2 centre stalls of the copra shed. BM4: stainless steel disc set in white epoxy in centre of concrete structure which supports the new tide station. BMSWE: top of 6 inch round black ABS housing bolted onto the west tide well pipe at about the 5 foot level (ref. level switch).
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Is.
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Is.
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1555
Other relevant codesUHSLC 031
Additional information 
Other relevant informationBackup gauge: Handar encoder (Apr 1986 - ). Daily values calculated using 119-point convolution filter (Bloomfield, 1976) centred on noon applied to the hourly data with respective periods of the 95, 50 and 5% amplitude points at 124.0, 60.2 and 40.2 hours.
Last updated1993-12-05

Related BODC pages

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


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