GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Carnarvon

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Station information

Gloss number52
Station nameCarnarvon
Time zone120E, GMT + 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-24.9
Longitude (+ve E)113.65
Observation periods1965-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible for tide gaugeWA Department 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 167a Document 167a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkPeg 13, the top of a section of rail set in concrete between locomotive rails about 10 metres east of the abutment of Main Jetty.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 4.892m below TGBM
TGZ = 0.814m below Australian Height Datum (AHD)
Auxiliary benchmarksA100: PWD bronze plaque in concrete in the vicinity of the boat harbour.
A876: PWD bronze plaque set in concrete deck of the boat harbour jetty beside the tide gauge.
A881: PWD bronze plaque set in concrete deck of the boat harbour jetty.
A882: PWD bronze plaque set in concrete deck of boat harbour jetty head.
CVN14: bolt in concrete block beside PWD Office, Carnarvon
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1115
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code1115
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 62370, UHSLC 167
Additional information
Other relevant informationFloat/stilling well analogue gauge operated at Main Jetty 1964-1977.
Float/stilling/well analogue gauge operated in present location in the boat harbour 1977-1989.
Geo. measurement: Precise ephemeris, doppler fix, Brown Range GC18A,1982
PSMSL also hold data from another gauge in Carnarvon (PSMSL Code 680/480 1966-1976, 1978-1982, 1984).
Nearest Met. stationCarnarvon Airport
Last updated16 October 2002