GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number54
Station name


Time zone120E, GMT + 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-33.86666
Longitude (+ve E)121.9
Observation period(s)Float gauge 1965-; Acoustic 1992-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
National Tidal Centre, Australia (see GLOSS Contact Points). Department of Transport, Marine Division, PO Box 402, Fremantle, WA 6160, Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersBarometric pressure, water/air temperature, wind speed and direction
Data acquisition rate6 minute interval
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h176.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Esperance site history   View BODC document #62634  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa176a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)Barometric pressure, water/air temperature, wind speed and direction
Tide gauge benchmarksA PWD bronze plaque stamped 'TIDAL BM 1972', set in concrete deck at north west end of No. 1 berth.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 3.944m below TGBM. TGZ = 0.707m below Australian Height Datum (AHD)
Auxiliary benchmarksHR4: A PWD bronze plaque in concrete sheet pile copping, No.1 berth. NMV/F/2: Brass rod & identity tag in concrete base of the former front lead beacon. NMV/F/3: Brass rod & identity tag in concrete block at NW corner of silo. ESP33A: A standard L&S survey mark with concrete cover plate in cleared foreshore northwest of tide gauge. Datum for AHD heights = 2.340m AHD Esperence 172 = 64.824m AHD Esperence 173 = 59.831m AHD Esperence 171 = 58.339m AHD Tide Esperence - SEAFRAME Sensor Benchmark = 4.075m AHD Z1/73 = 4.036m AHD
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Esperance
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Esperance
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code1114
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 62080, USHLC 176
Additional information 
Other relevant informationGauge datum was lowered by 0.152m on 1 January 1972. Geocentric measurements: Precise ephemeris, single point doppler fix, (Wireless) 1976. PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at Esperance (PSMSL Code 680/447 1966-1985).
Nearest Met. stationEsperance Met. Office
Last updated2002-10-16