GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Papeete, Tahiti

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Station information

Gloss number140
Station namePapeete, Tahiti
CountryFrench Polynesia
Time zone150W, GMT - 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-17.53333
Longitude (+ve E)-149.56666
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
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersAir/sea temperature, barometric pressure, wind sensors
Data acquisition rate15 minute interval for Fisher and Porter ADR gauge
6 minute interval for Next Generation gauge
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 015 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 140a Data 140b Document 64334 Document 57270
High frequency data at UHSLCData 015a Data 015b Document 015a Document 015b File format
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkUH-1A: 1 inch standard disk, no stamp, set in dark grey epoxy, located 35ft east of tide staff at centre of quay, established 07 Apr 1982
Auxiliary benchmarksNU-1: no description available, destroyed prior to 1982
NU-2: no description available (established 22 Sep 1969)
NU-3: no description available, destroyed prior to 1982
O-C: no description available (established Jul 1989)
B: no description available (established Jul 1989)
Also: BM A, BM C, BM D, BM 2, BM 3, BM 4, BM 5, BM 6, BM 7
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1397
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1397
Other relevant codesUHSLC 015
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 updated5 December 1993