GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Kapingamarangi, Caroline Is.

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Station information

Gloss number117
Station nameKapingamarangi, Caroline Is.
CountryFed. Micronesia
Time zone165E, GMT + 11hrs
Latitude (+ve N)1.1
Longitude (+ve E)154.78333
Observation periods1978-
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible for tide gaugeDr. M. Merrifield, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Oceanography, 1000 Pope Road MSB 307, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, U.S.A.
GLOSS contactMicronesia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersNone
Data acquisition rate15 minutes, filtered to hourly values
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 029 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 117 Document 57359
High frequency data at UHSLCData 029a Document 029a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkUH1: 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) dataRLR 1473
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
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 updated5 December 1993