GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Christmas Is.

The GLOSS Station Handbook is currently being re-designed and upgraded.

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 number47
Station nameChristmas Is.
Time zone105E, GMT + 7hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-10.41666
Longitude (+ve E)105.66666
Observation periodsSep 1986 - Mar 1988, Aug 1990 - Nov 1991
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible for tide gaugeDivision of Oceanography, CSIRO, GPO Box 1538, Hobart, Tas 7001, Australia
NTF Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute samples
High frequency data at BODCData 047 Document 57624 Document 58125
High frequency data at UHSLCData 170a Document 170a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkCHS 1: circular brass plaque numbered CHS1 set in bedrock between the two cantilever loaders, Flying Fish Cove.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 6.158m below CHS 1 (1986-1988)
Auxiliary benchmarksCHS 2: circular brass plaque numbered CHS 2 set in concrete pad at the root of the North Arm Cantilever jetty.
CHS 3: circular brass plaque numbered CHS 3 set on top of concrete pad support for South Arm Cantilever conveyor.
Rocky Point RM 3.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataYes (Monthly metric data only available)
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code1010
Other relevant codesNTF port No. 46290, UHSLC 170
Additional information
Other relevant informationFloat/stilling well analogue gauge at this site 1966-1969.
Float/stilling well digital gauge at this site 1986-1988.
Geocentric measurements: Precise ephemeris, single point doppler fix (Rocky Point RM3) 1985.
Nearest Met. stationRocky Point, Christmas Island
Last updated16 October 2002