GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Noumea, New Caledonia

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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 number123
Station nameNoumea, New Caledonia
Time zone165E, GMT + 11hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-22.3
Longitude (+ve E)166.43333
Observation periods1967-; hourly values 1975-
Responsible countryFrance/U.S.A.
Authority responsible for tide gaugeSHOM, previously Dr. M. Merrifield, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Oceanography, 1000 Pope Road MSB 307, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, U.S.A.
GLOSS contactFrance
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute interval
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 019 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 123 Document 57298
High frequency data at UHSLCData 019a Document 019a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkD-1: head of bolt fixed on wall of 'l'anbette'
Auxiliary benchmarksH-1: brass bolt stamped 'S-H' fixed in concrete at end of the pier, about 10ft from tide gauge (established 1967)
A-1: iron rod fixed in wall of wooden landing stage called 'TARE'
G-1: brass bolt fixed on the concrete wall enclosing officer's parking
I-1: bronze disc stamped 'SH', fixed near the NW corner of transformer house wall (A-1, G-1 and I-1 established 1980)
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 852
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code852
Other relevant codesUHSLC 019
Additional information
Other relevant informationBackup gauges: 1) Leupold and Stevens ADR (Jan 1987-)
2) Handar encoder (Jan 1987-)
PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at this site (PSMSL Code 740/001 1957-1965, 1967-1974, 1976-1988).
Note: 'Zero de reduction des sondes' MN's datum is 0.176ft below Univ. Hawaii tide staff zero (1975-9) and 0.039ft above MN's metric staff zero

Last updated5 December 1993