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General                                  
GLOSS number146
Station name

Christmas Is., Line Is.

CountryKiribati
Time zone150W, GMT - 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)1.98333
Longitude (+ve E)-157.48333
OceanPacific
Observation period(s)1975-
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 contactUSA
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute interval, filtered to hourly values
Fast delivery data at UHSLCDownload h011.dat from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
High frequency data at BODCDownload g146a.zip from BODC  Download g146b.zip from BODC   View Christmas Is., Line Is. site history   View BODC document #57267  
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h011a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa011a.dmt from UHSLC   Download h011b.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa011b.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
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksUH-1: 1.25 inch SS disk with 'UH 1 1979' scribed in concrete base of tide house support, SW corner, 1ft from edge (established 10 Oct 1979)
Auxiliary benchmarksUSGS 8: brass disk stamped 'Benchmark-USGS NO 8', SE corner of mechanical shop set in cement foundation 100 yd W of tide house (est. 1959) USGS 17: brass disk stamped 'Benchmark-USGS NO 17' located at entrance of public works carpenter shop office (established 1959) UH-XD: 1 inch square SS pin set in green epoxy, incised 'XD 90' located at boat shed, RH side of door (established 30 Oct 1990)
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Christmas Is., Line Is.   Download annual MSL (RLR) data for Christmas Is., Line Is.
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Christmas Is., Line Is.   View annual MSL (RLR) plot for Christmas Is., Line Is.
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1371
Other relevant codesUHSLC 011
Additional information 
Other relevant informationBackup gauge on site: Handar encoder (Nov 1982-). PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at Christmas Island (PSMSL Code 770/021 1956-1972). Other benchmark: UH-XB 1 inch square SS pin set in green epoxy, incised 'XB 90', located at Public Works workshop, S corner, RH side of entry, 2ft from edge of building (established 30 Oct 1990)
Last updated1993-12-05
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