GLOSS Station Handbook

Station information sheet

GLOSS number60
Station name


Time zone150E, GMT + 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-19.25
Longitude (+ve E)146.83333
Observation period(s)1948-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Townsville Port Authority, PO Box 1031, Townsville, Qld 4810, Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate10 minute recording interval
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h334.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload from BODC   View Townsville site history   View BODC document #77244  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload from UHSLC   Download documentation qa334a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Data archaeologyHistorical manuscripts in need of digitisation
Tide gauge benchmarksNMV/B/309A: Brass rod in concrete footing of elevated loading conveyor on concrete Wharf No. 6 (PSM 19533).
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 6.379m below NMV/B/309A. TGZ = 9.025m below BM 10011. TGZ = 1.856m below Australian Height Datum (AHD).
Auxiliary benchmarksBM 10011: NE corner of State Offices, Wickham Street, Townsville. NMV/B/310A: Brass rod in concrete near edge of Wharf No.6 (PSM 19534). TPA Master BM: Brass rod in concrete under steel plate, Wharf No.4 (PSM 47788). PSM 100028: Permanent survey plaque in concrete at base, Wharf No.4.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Townsville
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Townsville
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code637
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 59250, UHSLC 334
Additional information 
Other relevant informationQueensland Beach Protection Authority operates analogue and digital recorders on nearby Ro-Ro Wharf. CIGNET station planned for Townsville - GPS survey completed in October 1990.
Nearest Met. stationTownsville (Garbutt) Airport
Last updated2002-10-16

Related BODC pages

Sea level portal      World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) — Sea  level
UK Tide Gauge Network     Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR)
GLOSS project page  


Related external links

Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS)     Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL)
University of Hawai`i Sea Level Centre (UHSLC)  World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE)


Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS) Station Handbook Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)