GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number63
Station name

Alotau

CountryPapua New Guinea
Time zone150E, GMT + 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-10.31666
Longitude (+ve E)150.45
OceanPacific
Observation period(s)1984-1995
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Division of Oceanography, CSIRO, GPO Box 1538, Hobart, TAS 7001, Australia NTF Australia
GLOSS contactPapua_New_Guinea
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalNo
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Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute sampling
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h069a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa069a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksALU 3 a brass rod set in concrete on the west side of the Overseas Shed.
Benchmark relationshipsGauge datum is 3.255m below TGBM (Sep 1984-).
Auxiliary benchmarksALU 4 a stainless steel rod in concrete footing on west side of Port Manager's Office. ALU 5 a brass plaque stamped '9474', north west of Overseas Shed. ALU 1 a stainless steel rod in concrete in SW corner of Overseas Wharf. ALU 2 a stainless steel bolt set in concrete in the SW corner of the Harbours Board compound.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
PSMSL code1607
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 55830, UHSLC 069
Additional information 
Other relevant informationBenchmarks ALU 1 and ALU 2 considered unstable 1990. Float/stilling well analogue gauge operated at Alotau by Department of Public Works 1971-1973.
Last updated2002-10-16

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