GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number40
Station name


Time zone120E, GMT + 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-18
Longitude (+ve E)122.21666
Observation period(s)Float gauge 1966-; Acoustic gauge 1991-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
National Tidal Centre, Australia (see GLOSS Contact Points). Department of Transport, Marine Division, PO Box 402, Fremantle, WA 6160, Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
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Digital dataYes
Additional parametersbarometric pressure, water/air temperature, wind speed & direction
Data acquisition rate6 minute interval
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa166a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)barometric pressure, water/air temperature, wind speed & direction
Tide gauge benchmarksA P.W.D. bronze plaque stamped 'TIDAL BM' set in concrete deck of jetty above the northern end of the boat landing.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 12.537m below TGBM. TGZ = 4.462m below Australian Height Datum (AHD).
Auxiliary benchmarksAdmiralty BM cut in face of large rock on south side of root of jetty. EP 2 - A bolt set in concrete deck beside the telephone box on the southern end of the Transit Shed, Broome jetty. B712 - A standard brass plaque set in concrete approx. 250m south of the root of the jetty. Station Hill - a brass plaque trig. Station located 9km north of TGBM. Broome 184 - Coastal Array Primary benchmark = 12.794m AHD Tide Broome - SEAFRAME Sensor BM = 8.296m AHD C/84 - Datum for AHD heights = 8.565m AHD Broome 183 = 14.140m AHD Broome 185 = 14.093m AHD
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Broome
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Broome
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code1159
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 62650, UHSLC 166
Additional information 
Other relevant informationFloat/stilling well analogue gauge operated at this location 1965-1982. Geocentric measurements: Precise ephemeris, single point doppler fix 1985: multistation GPS 1986, (Station Hill). PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at Broome (PSMSL Code 680/498, 1966-1983).
Nearest Met. stationBroome Airport
Last updated2002-10-16

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