GLOSS Station Handbook – Broome
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|Time zone||120E, GMT + 8hrs|
|Latitude (+ve N)||-18.0|
|Longitude (+ve E)||122.21666|
|Observation periods||Float gauge 1966-; Acoustic gauge 1991-|
|Authority responsible for tide gauge||National Tidal Centre, Australia (see GLOSS Contact Points). |
Department of Transport, Marine Division, PO Box 402, Fremantle, WA 6160, Australia
|Committed to GLOSS||Yes|
|Aditional parameters||barometric pressure, water/air temperature, wind speed & direction|
|Data acquisition rate||6 minute interval|
|High frequency data at UHSLC||Data 166a Document 166a File format|
|Real-time data available||Yes|
|Additional parameters (real-time)||None|
|Tide gauge benchmark||A P.W.D. bronze plaque stamped 'TIDAL BM' set in concrete deck of jetty above the northern end of the boat landing.|
|Benchmark relationships||Tide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 12.537m below TGBM.|
TGZ = 4.462m below Australian Height Datum (AHD).
|Auxiliary benchmarks||Admiralty 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) data||RLR 1159|
|Annual MSL (RLR) plot|
|MSL method||Hourly means|
|Other relevant codes||NTF port no. 62650, UHSLC 166|
|Other relevant information||Float/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. station||Broome Airport|
|Last updated||16 October 2002|