GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Broome

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Station information

Gloss number40
Station nameBroome
Time zone120E, GMT + 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-18.0
Longitude (+ve E)122.21666
Observation periodsFloat gauge 1966-; Acoustic gauge 1991-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible for tide gaugeNational Tidal Centre, Australia (see GLOSS Contact Points).

Department of Transport, Marine Division, PO Box 402, Fremantle, WA 6160, Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersbarometric pressure, water/air temperature, wind speed & direction
Data acquisition rate6 minute interval
High frequency data at UHSLCData 166a Document 166a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkA P.W.D. bronze plaque stamped 'TIDAL BM' set in concrete deck of jetty above the northern end of the boat landing.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 12.537m below TGBM.
TGZ = 4.462m below Australian Height Datum (AHD).
Auxiliary benchmarksAdmiralty BM cut in face of large rock on south side of root of jetty.
EP 2 - A bolt set in concrete deck beside the telephone box on the southern end of the Transit Shed, Broome jetty.
B712 - A standard brass plaque set in concrete approx. 250m south of the root of the jetty.
Station Hill - a brass plaque trig. Station located 9km north of TGBM.
Broome 184 - Coastal Array Primary benchmark = 12.794m AHD
Tide Broome - SEAFRAME Sensor BM = 8.296m AHD
C/84 - Datum for AHD heights = 8.565m AHD
Broome 183 = 14.140m AHD
Broome 185 = 14.093m AHD
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1159
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code1159
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 62650, UHSLC 166
Additional information
Other relevant informationFloat/stilling well analogue gauge operated at this location 1965-1982.
Geocentric measurements: Precise ephemeris, single point doppler fix 1985: multistation GPS 1986, (Station Hill).
PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at Broome (PSMSL Code 680/498, 1966-1983).
Nearest Met. stationBroome Airport
Last updated16 October 2002