GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Mawson

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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 number22
Station nameMawson
Time zone090E, GMT + 6hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-67.6
Longitude (+ve E)62.86666
Observation periods1986-1987, Mar-May 1992, Mar 1993-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible for tide gaugeAustralian Antarctic Division, Channel Highway, Kingston, TAS 7050, Australia - Tel: 613 6232 3528 - Fax: 613 6232 3351 - E-mail:
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersWater temperature, atmospheric pressure
Data acquisition rate10 minute recording interval
High frequency data at BODCData 022 Document 77230 Document 66886
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkAUS258 - Tide Gauge Benchmark
Two new Tide gauge bench marks are being installed in December 1997
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = Chart Datum AUS 600 (1956)
TGZ = 2.505m below TGBM (1956)
TGZ = 0.549m below Mean Sea Level (MSL) 1956
Auxiliary benchmarksISTS 051 Mawson PAGEOS station. Plain bronze disk set in a drilled hole in bedrock, stamped INTERNATIONAL SATELLITE TRIANGULATION STATION No. 051 1969.
ISTS 051 RM2 (NMS 192) Reference mark to ISTS 051. Bollard No.3 Top centre of mooring bollard No.3, on the east shore of Horseshoe Harbour, 5.5m south east of NMV/S/11.
See the following web site for levelling at Mawson:

Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code1814
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 20080
Additional information
Other relevant informationObservations Jun - Sep 1956, Horseshoe Harbour.
Bottom mounted pressure gauge on-site 1986-1987.
Nearest Met. stationMawson Station
Last updated16 October 2002