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General                                  
GLOSS number53
Station name

Fremantle

CountryAustralia
Time zone120E, GMT + 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-32.05
Longitude (+ve E)115.73333
OceanIndian
Observation period(s)1893-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible
for tide gauge
Fremantle Port Authority, PO Box 95, Fremantle, WA 6160, Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Instrumentation 
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate5 minute samples
High frequency data at UHSLCDownload h175a.zip from UHSLC   Download documentation qa175a.dmt from UHSLC   Format documentation for UHSLC data
Real-time data availableNo
Data archaeologyHistorical manuscripts in need of digitisation
Benchmarks 
Tide gauge benchmarksNMV/F/6A: A Lands & Survey precise order benchmark, a brass plate set in concrete below a cover plate at the inshore corner of 'A' berth landing.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = Fremantle Low Water Datum (1897 onwards). TGZ = 3.320m below NMV/F/6A
Auxiliary benchmarksUF 61: A Lands & Survey precise order benchmark, a brass plate set in concrete below a cover plate near the south east corner of Fremantle Port Authority Building. FRE 53: A Lands & Survey precise order benchmark, a brass plate set in concrete below a cover plate near the north east corner of Fremantle Port Authority Building.
Data at PSMSL 
Annual MSL (RLR) dataDownload annual MSL (RLR) data for Fremantle
Annual MSL (RLR) plotView annual MSL (RLR) plot for Fremantle
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code111
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 62230, UHSLC 175
Additional information 
Other relevant informationOriginal gauge still operational as back-up recorder. NGWLMS station installed at Hillarys Boat Harbour 15km north in November 1991. PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at Fremantle (PSMSL Code 680/470 1937-1938, 1947, 1957-1964, 1967-1985).
Nearest Met. stationPerth Airport
Last updated2002-10-16
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