GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Is.

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Station information

Gloss number142
Station nameNuku Hiva, Marquesas Is.
Time zone135W, GMT - 9hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-8.93333
Longitude (+ve E)-140.08333
Observation periods1982-
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 031 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 142 Document 59031
High frequency data at UHSLCData 031a Document 031a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkBM1: 1 inch stainless disc without stamp set in dark grey epoxy on the concrete light base at corner of the pier behind the capitanerie offices.
Auxiliary benchmarksBM3A: In front of cement beam which separates the 2 centre stalls of the copra shed.
BM4: stainless steel disc set in white epoxy in centre of concrete structure which supports the new tide station.
BMSWE: top of 6 inch round black ABS housing bolted onto the west tide well pipe at about the 5 foot level (ref. level switch).
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1555
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1555
Other relevant codesUHSLC 031
Additional information
Other relevant informationBackup gauge: Handar encoder (Apr 1986 - ).
Daily 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