GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Christmas Is., Line 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 column headings to sort the station list table. Click the GLOSS number buttons to view the station information.

Station information

Gloss number146
Station nameChristmas Is., Line Is.
Time zone150W, GMT - 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)1.98333
Longitude (+ve E)-157.48333
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
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute interval, filtered to hourly values
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 011 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 146a Data 146b Document 63925 Document 57267
High frequency data at UHSLCData 011a Data 011b Document 011a Document 011b File format
Real-time data availableYes
Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkUH-1: 1.25 inch SS disk with 'UH 1 1979' scribed in concrete base of tide house support, SW corner, 1ft from edge (established 10 Oct 1979)
Auxiliary benchmarksUSGS 8: brass disk stamped 'Benchmark-USGS NO 8', SE corner of mechanical shop set in cement foundation 100 yd W of tide house (est. 1959)
USGS 17: brass disk stamped 'Benchmark-USGS NO 17' located at entrance of public works carpenter shop office (established 1959)
UH-XD: 1 inch square SS pin set in green epoxy, incised 'XD 90' located at boat shed, RH side of door (established 30 Oct 1990)
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 801 RLR 1371
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodaverage of daily values
PSMSL code1371
Other relevant codesUHSLC 011
Additional information
Other relevant informationBackup gauge on site: Handar encoder (Nov 1982-).
PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at Christmas Island (PSMSL Code 770/021 1956-1972).
Other benchmark: UH-XB 1 inch square SS pin set in green epoxy, incised 'XB 90', located at Public Works workshop, S corner, RH side of entry, 2ft from edge of building (established 30 Oct 1990)
Last updated5 December 1993