GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Malakal

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Until a new version is available, the tide gauge station list below from the last version of the Handbook provides links to further details about each tide gauge in the GLOSS Core Network. Click the GLOSS number buttons to view the information. Click column headings to sort the table.


Station information

Gloss number120
Station nameMalakal
Time zone135E, GMT + 9hrs
Latitude (+ve N)7.33333
Longitude (+ve E)134.46666
Observation periods1974-
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 contactUSA
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minutes, filtered to hourly values; 4 minutes for Handar encoder
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 007 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 120 Document 59958
High frequency data at UHSLCData 007a Data 007b Document 007a Document 007b File format
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkUSGS1 standard brass disc, stamped 'No 1 1969', set in concrete slab at entrance to tide house, a south end of Fisheries Development Wharf (established 13 May 1969)
Auxiliary benchmarksUSGS2: standard brass disc, stamped 'No 2 1969', set in concrete step platform at E entrance to Fish. Dev. Reefer Plant, about 2.5ft above ground level (USGS2 & 3 established 13 May 1969).
USGS3: standard brass disc stamped 'No 3 1969', set in concrete 2ftx3ft and projecting 1.5ft above ground level located at NE end of 11ft x70ft concrete cooling tank just N of Fish. Dev. Plant.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1252
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1252
Other relevant codesUHSLC 007
Additional information
Other relevant informationOther benchmarks:
USGS4: standard brass disc, stamped 'NO 4 1969' set in concrete at S end of sliding door entrance to Malakal Supply Warehouse.
USGS5: standard brass disc, stamped 'NO 5 1969' set in concrete foundation supporting marine railway at Palau shipyard.
AGS3: standard US Navy Hydrographic brass disc stamped'BM #3 USS TANNER'located on top of sea wall 41ft W of tide house, (established Nov 1984).
Last updated26 September 1992