GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number52
Station name

Carnarvon

CountryAustralia
Time zone120E, GMT + 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-24.9
Longitude (+ve E)113.65
OceanIndian
Observation period(s)1965-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
WA Department of Transport, Marine Division, PO Box 402, Fremantle, WA 6160, Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersNone
Data acquisition rate5 minute samples
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h167a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa167a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksPeg 13, the top of a section of rail set in concrete between locomotive rails about 10 metres east of the abutment of Main Jetty.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 4.892m below TGBM TGZ = 0.814m below Australian Height Datum (AHD)
Auxiliary benchmarksA100: PWD bronze plaque in concrete in the vicinity of the boat harbour. A876: PWD bronze plaque set in concrete deck of the boat harbour jetty beside the tide gauge. A881: PWD bronze plaque set in concrete deck of the boat harbour jetty. A882: PWD bronze plaque set in concrete deck of boat harbour jetty head. CVN14: bolt in concrete block beside PWD Office, Carnarvon
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Carnarvon
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Carnarvon
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code1115
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 62370, UHSLC 167
Additional information 
Other relevant informationFloat/stilling well analogue gauge operated at Main Jetty 1964-1977. Float/stilling/well analogue gauge operated in present location in the boat harbour 1977-1989. Geo. measurement: Precise ephemeris, doppler fix, Brown Range GC18A,1982 PSMSL also hold data from another gauge in Carnarvon (PSMSL Code 680/480 1966-1976, 1978-1982, 1984).
Nearest Met. stationCarnarvon Airport
Last updated2002-10-16

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