GLOSS Station Handbook – Cocos Is. (Keeling)
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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 name||Cocos Is. (Keeling)|
|Time zone||097.5E, GMT + 6.5hrs|
|Latitude (+ve N)||-12.7|
|Longitude (+ve E)||96.9|
|Observation periods||Float Gauge 1985-1994; Acoustic 1992|
|Authority responsible for tide gauge||National Tidal Centre, Australia (see GLOSS Contact Points).|
|Committed to GLOSS||Yes|
|Aditional parameters||barometric pressure, water/air temperature, wind speed & direction|
|Data acquisition rate||6 minute interval|
|Fast delivery data at UHSLC||Data 171 File format|
|High frequency data at BODC||Data 046 Document 77230 Document 57638 Document 58139|
|High frequency data at UHSLC||Data 171a Document 171a File format|
|Real-time data available||Yes|
|Additional parameters (real-time)||None|
|Tide gauge benchmark||PSM 101: brass plaque in concrete at the base of the jetty on Home Is.|
|Benchmark relationships||Tide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 2.410m below PMS 101.|
TGZ = 0.784m below Home Island Datum (approx. mean sea level)
|Auxiliary benchmarks||PSM 91: brass plug in concrete wharf (northern wall), Home Island.|
Trig R379: An RA Survey brass plaque stamped R379 set in concrete at ground level, situated on the most SW point of Home Island, adjacent to the Clunies Ross Residence.
|Data at PSMSL|
|Annual MSL (RLR) data||RLR 983|
|Annual MSL (RLR) plot|
|MSL method||Hourly means|
|Other relevant codes||NTF port no. 46280, UHSLC 171|
|Other relevant information||Float/stilling well gauge (1961-1965) located on original jetty West Is.|
Float/stilling well gauge (1968-1971) located near jetty, West Is.
Geocentric measurements: Doppler observations 1969 ISTS 040 on West Is.
PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at Cocos Island (Keeling) (PSMSL Code 680/522, 1985-1987).
|Nearest Met. station||Cocos Island Airport (West Is)|
|Last updated||16 October 2002|