GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Lord Howe Is.

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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 information

Gloss number148
Station nameLord Howe Is.
Time zone157.5E, GMT + 10.5hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-31.51666
Longitude (+ve E)159.06666
Observation periods1953-1956, 1957-1977, 1991-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible for tide gaugeManly Hydraulics Laboratory, 110B King Street, Manly Vale, NSW 2093, Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute samples
High frequency data at UHSLCData 399a Data 399b Document 399a Document 399b File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkNMV/C/447: A triangle benchmark cut into the top of the concrete steps on the south side of the jetty.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 5.169m below NMV/C/447 (1953-1977)
Auxiliary benchmarksNMV/C/446: A triangle benchmark cut around an existing 'penny' set in concrete retaining wall.
NMV/C/448: A triangle benchmark cut into the top of the concrete steps on the north side of the jetty.
PM 2192: 'Flagstaff' A brass plug set in concrete, marked with a broad arrow, on the south west edge of Signal Point.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 818
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code818
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 57720, UHSLC 399
Additional information
Other relevant informationFloat/stilling well gauge 1953-1967
Float/stilling well gauge 1967-1977
Geocentric information: Precise ephemeris, single point doppler fix (PM 2192) in 1977.
Nearest Met. stationLord Howe Island
Last updated16 October 2002