GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Kanton Is., Phoenix Is.

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Station information

General
Gloss number145
Station nameKanton Is., Phoenix Is.
CountryKiribati
Time zone165W, GMT - 11hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-2.49
Longitude (+ve E)-171.43
OceanPacific
Observation periods1975-
Responsible countryU.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, filtered to hourly values
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 013 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 145a Data 145b Document 64290 Document 58946
High frequency data at UHSLCData 013a Data 013b Document 013a Document 013b File format
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkUH-1: SS hex head bolt, no stamp, set in epoxy on left side of front step to bldg. 138 (established 13 Dec 1977)
Auxiliary benchmarksBM11: standard disk, unstamped, set in top of concrete sea wall at north end of main shipdock and on NW side of entrance to wooden finger pier and level with the dock area (established 1961)
BM12: drill hole with 'BM 1962' inscribed in concrete (not legible 1990) located in top centre of sea wall. It is 24ft NE of SW corner of sea wall, 44ft SW of W corner of pump house near tide station
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1329 RLR 575
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1329
Other relevant codesUHSLC 013
Additional information
Other relevant informationBackup gauges on site: 1) Leupold and Stevens ADR (Feb 1986-)
2) Handar encoder (Feb 1986-)
PSMSL hold data from another gauge (PSMSL Code 750/011 1949-67,1972-74).
Other BM: BM 14 disk stamped 'TRAY 1974', set flush in the NE corner of the main shipdock, level with asphalt surface. It is 8ft W of the E sea wall, 14.5ft S of a red bollard and 64ft E of the corner of the sea wall
Last updated5 December 1993