GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Davis

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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 number277
Station nameDavis
Time zone105E, GMT + 7hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-68.45
Longitude (+ve E)77.96666
Observation periods1986-1987, 1993-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible for tide gaugeAustralian Antarctic Division, Channel Highway, Kingston, Tas 7050, Australia - Tel: (61 3) 6232 3528; Fax: (61 3) 6232 3351; Email:
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersWater temperature, atmospheric pressure
Data acquisition rateTwo minute integration period, recording interval 10 minutes.
High frequency data at BODCData 277 Document 77230 Document 78069
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkAUS186 - Tide gauge benchmark, 4.713m above mean sea level.
Benchmark relationshipsSee the following web site for levelling information:
Auxiliary benchmarksNMV/S/13 A brass pin 25mm in diameter set in sulphur in solid rock on the north entrance to Hiedemann Bay. A brass plate stamped NMV/S/13 is attached to nearby rock.
NMV/S/5 A steel drill stem driven into rock. The top of the stem is 0.25m above ground level. A small brass plate stamped NMV/S/5 is attached to nearby rock. South east of main Davis buildings.
NMV/S/4 A steel pin 25mm diameter set in sulphur in solid rock on the north side of the beach in Prydz Bay, Davis. A brass plate stamped NMV/S/4 is attached to nearby rock.
AUS099 ARGN permanent GPS tracker station mark MET MARK Brass pin in concrete base of Digicora antenna 09.
Two new bench marks are being established in early 1998.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code1847
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 20100
Additional information
Other relevant informationBottom mounted pressure gauge Dec 1981 - Feb 1982.
Bottom mounted pressure gauge 1986 - 1987.
Geocentric measurements: Precise ephemeris, doppler fixes (NM/S/5) 1983, 1985, 1989.
Nearest Met. stationDavis Station
Last updated16 October 2002