GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number65
Station name


CountryPapua New Guinea
Time zone150E, GMT + 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-4.2
Longitude (+ve E)152.18333
Observation period(s)Dec 1974-
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Dr. M. Merrifield, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Oceanography, 1000 Pope Road MSB 307, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, U.S.A.
GLOSS contactPapua_New_Guinea
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location mapView location map for GLOSS station Rabaul   View location map for GLOSS station Rabaul   View location map for GLOSS station Rabaul
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h010.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Rabaul site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa010a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Tide gauge benchmarksBM RL 303 A Department of Lands and Survey brass plate, with pin, stamped 'RL No 303' at the north east corner of the old copra, north of Wreck Wharf, 300 yards from tide gauge.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 2.996m below TGBM (Apr 1978) Chart Datum = 3.057m below US C&GS BM 1 Chart Datum = 1.503m below 'Moresby 1941' benchmark
Auxiliary benchmarksBM RL 431 A Dept. of Lands & Survey brass plate with pin, stamped 'RL No 431', at the corner of Malaguna Road and Coastwatchers Road, north west side of centre island along top of curbing. UH-1 A stainless steel disc 1.25 inches in diameter set in white epoxy, established by the Oceanography Dept., University of Hawaii, 4 foot north of tide staff, at centre of the curb, on Main Wharf.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Rabaul
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Rabaul
PSMSL code1164
Other relevant codesUHSLC 010, NTF port no. 56200
Additional information 
Other relevant informationOther benchmarks: US C&GS BM 1 A standard brass US C&GS benchmark, marked 'No.1 1948', set in the top of a low stone wall at the seaward end of Namanula Street. Moresby BM 1941 The centre of a standard RAN hydrographic Branch circular brass triangulation plate marked 'HMAS Moresby 1941', set into a stone seawall by the swimming pool at the seaward end of Namanula St.
Last updated2002-10-16

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