GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number145
Station name

Kanton Is., Phoenix Is.

CountryKiribati
Time zone165W, GMT - 11hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-2.49
Longitude (+ve E)-171.43
OceanPacific
Observation period(s)1975-
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 minute interval, filtered to hourly values
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h013.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g145a.zip from BODC  Download g145b.zip from BODC   View Kanton Is., Phoenix Is. site history   View BODC document #58946  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h013a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa013a.dmt from UHSLC   Download h013b.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa013b.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 benchmarksUH-1: SS hex head bolt, no stamp, set in epoxy on left side of front step to bldg. 138 (established 13 Dec 1977)
Auxiliary benchmarksBM11: standard disk, unstamped, set in top of concrete sea wall at north end of main shipdock and on NW side of entrance to wooden finger pier and level with the dock area (established 1961) BM12: drill hole with 'BM 1962' inscribed in concrete (not legible 1990) located in top centre of sea wall. It is 24ft NE of SW corner of sea wall, 44ft SW of W corner of pump house near tide station
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Kanton Is., Phoenix Is.   Download annual MSL (RLR) data for Kanton Is., Phoenix Is.
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Kanton Is., Phoenix Is.   View annual MSL (RLR) plot for Kanton Is., Phoenix Is.
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1329
Other relevant codesUHSLC 013
Additional information 
Other relevant informationBackup gauges on site: 1) Leupold and Stevens ADR (Feb 1986-) 2) Handar encoder (Feb 1986-) PSMSL hold data from another gauge (PSMSL Code 750/011 1949-67,1972-74). Other BM: BM 14 disk stamped 'TRAY 1974', set flush in the NE corner of the main shipdock, level with asphalt surface. It is 8ft W of the E sea wall, 14.5ft S of a red bollard and 64ft E of the corner of the sea wall
Last updated1993-12-05

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