GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Port Hedland

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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 number51
Station namePort Hedland
Time zone120E, GMT + 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-20.31666
Longitude (+ve E)118.56666
Observation periods1960; 1966-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible for tide gaugePort Hedland Port Auth., PO Box 2, Port Hedland, WA 6721.
Dept. of Transport, Marine Division, PO Box 402, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersNone
Data acquisition rate5 minute samples
High frequency data at UHSLCData 169a Document 169a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkDMH 101: A brass plaque set into concrete deck of No. 3 Berth beneath the salt gantry. It replaces A110 which was destroyed.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 9.761m below TGBM (1989 onwards)
TGZ = 4.132m below Australian Height Datum (AHD)
Auxiliary benchmarksA108: A PWD bronze plaque set in concrete decking of No. 1 Berth.
A109: A PWD bronze plaque set in concrete decking of No. 1 Berth beneath the lighting tower at the south end of the berth.
PH1: A PWD plaque set in concrete block in front of the PWD office, Anderson Street.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 189
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code189
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 62590, UHSLC 169
Additional information
Other relevant informationFloat/stilling well gauge 1901-1912
Float/stilling well gauge 1912-1961
Float/stilling well gauge 1961-1969 on No.2 Wharf
Float/stilling well gauge 1969- on No.3 Wharf
Datum was raised by 0.579m on 01 Apr 1963, then lowered by 1.000m on 01 Jan 1975.
Nearest Met. stationPort Hedland Airport
Last updated16 October 2002