GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number61
Station name

Booby Is.

CountryAustralia
Time zone150E, GMT + 10 hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-10.6
Longitude (+ve E)141.91666
OceanIndian
Observation period(s)1970-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Australian Maritime Safety Authority, GPO Box 2181, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerYes
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate6 minute interval
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h336a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa336a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksNMV/B/458: RAN BM 'A' The top of an iron stake driven into the rock and standing about 0.23m high on the north west side of Booby Island approximately 6m north of the tide gauge hut.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 10.97m below TGBM. TGZ = 2.68m below Australian Height Datum (AHD) - trig. heighting.
Auxiliary benchmarksNMV/B/459: RAN BM 'B' The eastern bolt of 2 stainless steel bolts holding a clamp on the tide gauge pipe, approx. at high water and immediately in front of and to the north of a cement slab through which the pipe runs. NMV/B/461: 'Charlie 72' An AHS bronze plaque to the west of NMV/B/459.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Booby Is.
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Booby Is.
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code1268
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 58230, UHSLC 336
Additional information 
Other relevant informationData is e-mailed to NTF on a daily basis. MACE electronic solid state recording system installed May 1991, replacing the previous electromechanical recording/transmitting system. Note: Booby Island Lighthouse (nearest meteorological station) only measures rainfall data. PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at Booby Island (PSMSL Code 680/024, 1970-1980).
Nearest Met. stationBooby Island Lighthouse
Last updated2002-10-16

Related BODC pages

Sea level portal      World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) — Sea  level
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University of Hawai`i Sea Level Centre (UHSLC)  World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)

 

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