GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number22
Station name

Mawson

CountryAustralia
Time zone090E, GMT + 6hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-67.6
Longitude (+ve E)62.86666
OceanSouthern
Observation period(s)1986-1987, Mar-May 1992, Mar 1993-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Australian Antarctic Division, Channel Highway, Kingston, TAS 7050, Australia - Tel: 613 6232 3528 - Fax: 613 6232 3351 - E-mail: henk_bro@antdiv.gov.au
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Mawson
Instrumentation 
FloatNo
PressureYes
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersWater temperature, atmospheric pressure
Data acquisition rate10 minute recording interval
High frequency data at BODCDownload g022.zip from BODC   View Mawson site history   View BODC document #66886  
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)Water temperature, atmospheric pressure
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksAUS258 - Tide Gauge Benchmark Two new Tide gauge bench marks are being installed in December 1997
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = Chart Datum AUS 600 (1956) TGZ = 2.505m below TGBM (1956) TGZ = 0.549m below Mean Sea Level (MSL) 1956
Auxiliary benchmarksISTS 051 Mawson PAGEOS station. Plain bronze disk set in a drilled hole in bedrock, stamped INTERNATIONAL SATELLITE TRIANGULATION STATION No. 051 1969. ISTS 051 RM2 (NMS 192) Reference mark to ISTS 051. Bollard No.3 Top centre of mooring bollard No.3, on the east shore of Horseshoe Harbour, 5.5m south east of NMV/S/11. See the following web site for levelling at Mawson: http://www.auslig.gov.au/geodesy/antarc/mawsontg.htm
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code1814
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 20080
Additional information 
Other relevant informationObservations Jun - Sep 1956, Horseshoe Harbour. Bottom mounted pressure gauge on-site 1986-1987.
Nearest Met. stationMawson Station
Last updated2002-10-16

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