GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number57
Station name

Sydney, Fort Denison

Time zone150E, GMT + 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-33.85
Longitude (+ve E)151.23333
Observation period(s)1885-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Sydney Ports Corporation, GPO Box 25, Millers Point, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersNone
Data acquisition rate6 minute interval
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h333.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Sydney, Fort Denison site history   View BODC document #59511   View BODC document #59508  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa333a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Data archaeologyHistorical manuscripts in need of digitisation
Tide gauge benchmarksPM 50000 Plug in northern wall of the Department of Lands Building, Bridge Street, Sydney.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 9.700m below TGBM. TGZ = 0.925m below Australian Height Datum (AHD)
Auxiliary benchmarksPM 101 Brass plug in the stone wall on Fort Denison. PM 102 Brass plug in the stone wall on Fort Denison. PM 98 Department of Lands survey mark located at Mrs Macquarie's Point. Gas 2 Survey mark at University of NSW.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Sydney, Fort Denison   Download annual MSL (RLR) data for Sydney, Fort Denison
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Sydney, Fort Denison   View annual MSL (RLR) plot for Sydney, Fort Denison
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code196
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 60370, UHSLC 333
Additional information 
Other relevant informationVarious float/stilling well gauges 1866-1914 at this location. Float/stilling well gauges at Camp Cove (1916-1989, 1990-). Float/stilling well gauge at Port Botany (1981-). PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at Fort Denison (PSMSL Code 680/142 1914-1929,1931-1990). Geocentric measurements: Precise ephemeris, doppler fix (Gas 2) 1982.
Nearest Met. stationFort Denison Auto. Weather Stn
Last updated2002-10-16