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 the GLOSS number buttons to view the information. Click column headings to sort the table.
|Station name||Christmas Is., Line Is.|
|Time zone||150W, GMT - 10hrs|
|Latitude (+ve N)||1.98333|
|Longitude (+ve E)||-157.48333|
|Authority responsible for tide gauge||Dr. M. Merrifield, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Oceanography, 1000 Pope Road MSB 307, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, U.S.A.|
|Committed to GLOSS||Yes|
|Data acquisition rate||15 minute interval, filtered to hourly values|
|Fast delivery data at UHSLC||Data 011 File format|
|High frequency data at BODC||Data 146a Data 146b Document 63925 Document 57267|
|High frequency data at UHSLC||Data 011a Data 011b Document 011a Document 011b File format|
|Real-time data available||Yes|
|Real-time data transmitted to GLOSS Fast Centre|
|Additional parameters (real-time)||None|
|Tide gauge benchmark||UH-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 benchmarks||USGS 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) data||RLR 801 RLR 1371|
|Annual MSL (RLR) plot|
|MSL method||average of daily values|
|Other relevant codes||UHSLC 011|
|Other relevant information||Backup 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 updated||5 December 1993|