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General                                  
GLOSS number117
Station name

Kapingamarangi, Caroline Is.

CountryFed. Micronesia
Time zone165E, GMT + 11hrs
Latitude (+ve N)1.1
Longitude (+ve E)154.78333
OceanPacific
Observation period(s)1978-
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 contactMicronesia
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Additional parametersNone
Data acquisition rate15 minutes, filtered to hourly values
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h029.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g117.zip from BODC   View Kapingamarangi, Caroline Is. site history  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h029a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa029a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted
to GLOSS Fast Centre
Real-time data plots from UHSLC
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksUH1: SS disc set in grey epoxy, no markings, directly over tide staff, 8 inches from edge of quay.
Auxiliary benchmarksUH2: SS disc set in grey epoxy, no markings, 39 ft E of tide house 10 inches from edge of quay. RM2: 3 inch aluminium disc, bearing 5D, 20ft 8 inches from staff at edge of quay. DMA31471: 3 inch aluminium disc, bearing 70D, 49 ft from staff at centre of quay.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Kapingamarangi, Caroline Is.
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Kapingamarangi, Caroline Is.
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1473
Other relevant codesUHSLC 029
Additional information 
Other relevant informationBackup gauge on site: Handar encoder ADR (July 1985-) Daily values calculated using 119-point convolution filter (Bloomfield, 1976) centred on noon applied to the hourly data with respective periods of 95, 50 and 5% amplitude points at 124.0, 60.2 and 40.2 hours.
Last updated1993-12-05
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