GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number51
Station name

Port Hedland

Time zone120E, GMT + 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-20.31666
Longitude (+ve E)118.56666
Observation period(s)1960; 1966-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Port Hedland Port Auth., PO Box 2, Port Hedland, WA 6721. Dept. of Transport, Marine Division, PO Box 402, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersNone
Data acquisition rate5 minute samples
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa169a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarksDMH 101: A brass plaque set into concrete deck of No. 3 Berth beneath the salt gantry. It replaces A110 which was destroyed.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 9.761m below TGBM (1989 onwards) TGZ = 4.132m below Australian Height Datum (AHD)
Auxiliary benchmarksA108: A PWD bronze plaque set in concrete decking of No. 1 Berth. A109: A PWD bronze plaque set in concrete decking of No. 1 Berth beneath the lighting tower at the south end of the berth. PH1: A PWD plaque set in concrete block in front of the PWD office, Anderson Street.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Port Hedland
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Port Hedland
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code189
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 62590, UHSLC 169
Additional information 
Other relevant informationFloat/stilling well gauge 1901-1912 Float/stilling well gauge 1912-1961 Float/stilling well gauge 1961-1969 on No.2 Wharf Float/stilling well gauge 1969- on No.3 Wharf Datum was raised by 0.579m on 01 Apr 1963, then lowered by 1.000m on 01 Jan 1975.
Nearest Met. stationPort Hedland Airport
Last updated2002-10-16

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