GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

General                                  
GLOSS number66
Station name

Honiara

CountrySolomon Is.
Time zone165E, GMT + 11hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-9.43333
Longitude (+ve E)159.95
OceanPacific
Observation period(s)Float gauge 1974-; Acoustic gauge 1994-
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 Honiara   View location map for GLOSS station Honiara   View location map for GLOSS station Honiara
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticYes
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersBarometric pressure, water and air temperature, wind speed and direction.
Data acquisition rate6 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h009.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g066.zip from BODC   View Honiara site history   View BODC document #57236  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h009a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa009a.dmt from UHSLC   Download h009b.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa009b.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)Barometric pressure, water and air temperature, wind speed and direction.
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksMBM 001 a brass hexagonal bolt surmounted by a copper plate inscribed 'MBM 001 1981', set in concrete at the north east corner of the fuel compound of the Marine Division Building.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 2.168m below TGBM TGZ = 0.294m below Chart Datum
Auxiliary benchmarksMBM 003 a brass hexagonal bolt surmounted by a copper plate inscribed 'MBM 003 1981', set in concrete at the north west corner of the Watchkeeper's Hut (Hut reported removed 1990). MBM 004 a stainless hexagonal bolt set in squared concrete platform, situated at the west side of the Marine Divison flagpole.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Honiara   Download annual MSL (RLR) data for Honiara
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Honiara   View annual MSL (RLR) plot for Honiara
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code1861
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 56670, UHSLC 009
Additional information 
Other relevant informationBackup gauge on site: Handar encoder (November 1984-) PSMSL also hold data from 2 other gauges at Honiara (PSMSL Code 734/001 1957-1959, 1961 and PSMSL Code 734/003 1985-1987). Daily values calculated using 119-point convolution filter (Bloomfield, 1976) centred on noon applied to the hourly data with respective periods of the 95, 50 and 5% amplitude points at 124.0, 60.2 and 40.2 hours.
Nearest Met. stationHoniara Meteorological Office
Last updated2002-10-16

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