GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Auckland-Waitemata Hbr.

The GLOSS Station Handbook is currently being re-designed and upgraded.

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 number127
Station nameAuckland-Waitemata Hbr.
CountryNew Zealand
Time zone180E, GMT + 12hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-36.51
Longitude (+ve E)174.46
Observation periods1900-
Responsible countryNew Zealand
Authority responsible for tide gaugeMarine Services Manager, Ports of Auckland Limited, PO Box 2353, Auckland, New Zealand
GLOSS contactNew Zealand
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rateContinuous - adjusted to hourly heights (Munro clock/float gauge)
Hourly from 1991, electronic
High frequency data at UHSLCData 070a Document 070a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkAuckland Harbour Board Benchmark (AHB BM), lead arrow on coping of sea wall near launch steps west of Ferry Buildings
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 5.005m below AHB BM
TGZ = 5.032m below BM CC 63
TGZ = 5.331m below BM CC 64
Auxiliary benchmarksBM CC 63 Stainless steel pin near AHB BM
BM CC 64 Tide gauge room, shed 17, Queens Wharf (No longer exists 1992).
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 217 RLR 150
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodExtended harmonic
PSMSL code150
Other relevant codesUHSLC 070
Additional information
Other relevant informationAuckland Harbour Board are presently trialing a new tide gauge. The position and details will be supplied when operational. Both old and new gauges are maintained. A Munro clock/float gauge will be retained for the foreseeable future. The new gauge is a New Zealand made DSIR system, using a pressure transducer and data logger, with UHF telemetry to the Port Company Offices.
Last updated11 December 2002