GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number56
Station name

Spring Bay

CountryAustralia
Time zone150E, GMT + 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-42.55
Longitude (+ve E)147.93333
OceanSouthern
Observation period(s)Float gauge 1968-1969; Acoustic 1991-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
National Tidal Centre, Australia (see GLOSS Contact Points).
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Spring Bay   View location map for GLOSS station Spring Bay   View location map for GLOSS station Spring Bay
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticYes
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersBarometric pressure, wind speed and direction, air temperature, water temperature
Data acquisition rate6 minute interval
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h335.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g056.zip from BODC   View Spring Bay site history   View BODC document #62897  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h335a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa335a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)Barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, air temperature, water temperature
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksSet in the top of a sandstone cliff just N of the gravel road leading to the mill wharf, 21.0m NE of the NE corner of the concrete foundation to a catwalk spanning the conveyors & pipes on the S of the gravel road.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM (SPM 8521) is 7.236m above AHD and 8.389m above chart datum. SPM 9258 is 2.529m above AHD and 3.682m above chart datum. SPM 9257 is 5.843m above AHD and 6.976m above chart datum. SPM 8522 is 6.919m above AHD and 8.072m above chart datum.
Auxiliary benchmarksSPM9258: on concrete deck of the tide station platform, 0.7m W of the E edge of the platform, 0.2m ESE of SE corner of the tide gauge shelter. SPM9257: in 1x2m concrete slab near saltwater pump station at the NE end of Freestone Cove, 7.3m SSW of SE corner of the pump shed. SPM8522: in N side of concrete foundation for a catwalk spanning the conveyors & pipes on S side of gravel road leading to mill wharf. SPM9258 RM1 3D SEAFRAME Sensor BM is 3.500m above AHD and 4.653m above Chart Datum.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Spring Bay
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Spring Bay
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code1216
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 61170, UHSLC 335
Additional information 
Other relevant informationPrevious gauges have operated in Hobart since 1889. Permanent VLBI/GPS station established at Mt. Pleasant Observatory, approx. 12km from the gauge - part of CIGNET. PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at Spring Bay (PSMSL Code 680/200 1968-1969,1983-1985).
Nearest Met. stationHobart Meteorogical Office
Last updated2002-10-16

Related BODC pages

Sea level portal      World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) — Sea  level
UK Tide Gauge Network     Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR)
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University of Hawai`i Sea Level Centre (UHSLC)  World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)

 

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