GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Rikitea, Gambier

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Station information

General
Gloss number138
Station nameRikitea, Gambier
CountryFrench Polynesia
Time zone135W, GMT - 9hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-23.13333
Longitude (+ve E)-134.95
OceanPacific
Observation periods1975-
Responsible countryFrance/U.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
OperationalYes
Instrumentation
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticNo
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute interval
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 016 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 138 Document 59975
High frequency data at UHSLCData 016a Document 016a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkUSGS BM #1: Brass plate stamped 'no 1 1969' located 20ft west of the tide station set in concrete on wharf surface (established 1969)
Auxiliary benchmarksUSGS BM #2: Brass plate stamped 'no 2 1969' set in cement sidewalk at NE corner of bunkhouse close to the catchment tanks
USGS BM #3: Brass plate stamped 'no 3 1969' set in concrete at side of arch on roadway leading to LDG laboratory, 1.5ft up the side
IO: Brass plate, no further documentation, established Apr 1984
C: Brass plate, no further documentation, established Apr 1984
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1253
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1253
Other relevant codesUHSLC 016
Additional information
Other relevant informationDaily values calculated using 119-point convolution filter (Bloomfield, 1976) centred on noon applied to the hourly data with respective periods of the 95, 50 and 5% amplitude points at 124.0, 60.2 and 40.2 hours.
Last updated26 September 1992