GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number59
Station name

Burnett Heads (Bundaberg)

Time zone150E, GMT + 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-24.76666
Longitude (+ve E)152.38
Observation period(s)1966-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Bundaberg Port Authority, MS 108, Bundaberg, Qld 4670, Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate10 minute recording interval
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h332.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Burnett Heads (Bundaberg) site history   View BODC document #77261  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa332a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Tide gauge benchmarksPSM 3853 Brass plug set in concrete kerb of the southern approach to the Bulk Sugar Wharf, Port Bundaberg
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 5.721m below TGBM TGZ = 1.352m below Australian Height Datum (AHD) TGZ = 6.061m below TGBM down from 1/1/94 TGZ = 1.693m below AHD
Auxiliary benchmarksPSM 4504 Standard type brass plaque set in a concrete block beside pipes running from the Oil Terminal to the Oil Berth. PSM 4503 Standard type brass plaque set in a concrete block at the corner of Buss and Powers Streets. PSM 36119 Standard type brass plaque set in a concrete block inside the Bundaberg Molasses Terminal enclosure.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Burnett Heads (Bundaberg)
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Burnett Heads (Bundaberg)
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code1154
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 59820, UHSLC 332
Additional information 
Other relevant informationFloat/stilling well gauges, different locations on same wharf 1960-1976. Float/stilling/well gauge on Tug Berth 1976-1979. Queensland Beach Protection Authority operate analogue and digital recorders at Burnett Heads 2.5km away. Geocentric measurement: Precise ephemeris, single point doppler fix PSM 43534 in 1981 approximately 6km from gauge.
Nearest Met. stationBundaberg Post Office
Last updated2002-10-16

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