GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number148
Station name

Lord Howe Is.

CountryAustralia
Time zone157.5E, GMT + 10.5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-31.51666
Longitude (+ve E)159.06666
OceanPacific
Observation period(s)1953-1956, 1957-1977, 1991-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Manly Hydraulics Laboratory, 110B King Street, Manly Vale, NSW 2093, Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Lord Howe Is.   View location map for GLOSS station Lord Howe Is.
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute samples
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h399a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa399a.dmt from UHSLC   Download h399b.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa399b.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksNMV/C/447: A triangle benchmark cut into the top of the concrete steps on the south side of the jetty.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 5.169m below NMV/C/447 (1953-1977)
Auxiliary benchmarksNMV/C/446: A triangle benchmark cut around an existing 'penny' set in concrete retaining wall. NMV/C/448: A triangle benchmark cut into the top of the concrete steps on the north side of the jetty. PM 2192: 'Flagstaff' A brass plug set in concrete, marked with a broad arrow, on the south west edge of Signal Point.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Lord Howe Is.
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Lord Howe Is.
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code818
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 57720, UHSLC 399
Additional information 
Other relevant informationFloat/stilling well gauge 1953-1967 Float/stilling well gauge 1967-1977 Geocentric information: Precise ephemeris, single point doppler fix (PM 2192) in 1977.
Nearest Met. stationLord Howe Island
Last updated2002-10-16

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