GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Macquarie Is.

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 number130
Station nameMacquarie Is.
Time zone150E, GMT + 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-54.5
Longitude (+ve E)158.93333
Observation periods1912-1913, 1964, 1967-1974, 1987-1989, 1993-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible for tide gaugeAustralian Antarctic Division, Channel Highway, Kingston TAS 7050, Australia - Tel: (61 3) 6232 3528; Fax: (61 3) 6232 3351; Email:
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersWater temperature, atmospheric pressure
Data acquisition rateThree minute averages continuously - Aquatrack
Three minute averages continuously - Druck
Three minute integration period, recording interval 6 minutes (1993-1995)
High frequency data at BODCData 130 Document 77230 Document 66872
Real-time data availablePlanned
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkAAE BM1 RM1 - Stainless steel bolt in rock installed in March 1992.
AUS 228 - Stainless steel bolt in rock
AUS 91 - Stainless steel bolt in rock
AUS 92 - Stainless steel bolt in rock
Benchmark relationshipsAAE BM1 RM1 - 1.903m above mean sea level (1996)
AUS 228 - 3.297 m above mean sea level (1996)
AUS 91 - 3.332 m above mean sea level (1996)
AUS 92 - 3.495 m above mean sea level (1996)
Auxiliary benchmarksAUS211 HT RM1 - Stainless steel bolt height reference mark in top of concrete pillar for ARGN permanent GPS tracker.
AUS211 HT RM2 - Stainless steel bolt height reference mark on base of pillar for ARGN permanent GPS tracker.
NM/X/1 - Top of Auroral Camera stand (Nth corner Nov 1996).
NM/X/1 RM1 - Stainless steel reference mark in concrete base of NM/X/1
See the following web site for levelling details:
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code184
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 65300
Additional information
Other relevant informationGeocentric measurement: Precise empemeris doppler fixes (ST938 Buckles Bay) 1982.
Both the AQUATRAK acoustic & DRUCK pressure transducers are installed at Garden Cove.
Instrumentation trouble has not allowed for a continuous data collection, until January 1995.
Nearest Met. stationMacquarie Island Station
Last updated16 October 2002