GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Esperance

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Station information

Gloss number54
Station nameEsperance
Time zone120E, GMT + 8hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-33.86666
Longitude (+ve E)121.9
Observation periodsFloat gauge 1965-; Acoustic 1992-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible for tide gaugeNational Tidal Centre, Australia (see GLOSS Contact Points).

Department of Transport, Marine Division, PO Box 402, Fremantle, WA 6160, Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersBarometric pressure, water/air temperature, wind speed and direction
Data acquisition rate6 minute interval
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 176 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 054 Document 77230 Document 62634
High frequency data at UHSLCData 176a Document 176a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkA PWD bronze plaque stamped 'TIDAL BM 1972', set in concrete deck at north west end of No. 1 berth.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 3.944m below TGBM.
TGZ = 0.707m below Australian Height Datum (AHD)
Auxiliary benchmarksHR4: A PWD bronze plaque in concrete sheet pile copping, No.1 berth.
NMV/F/2: Brass rod & identity tag in concrete base of the former front lead beacon.
NMV/F/3: Brass rod & identity tag in concrete block at NW corner of silo.
ESP33A: A standard L&S survey mark with concrete cover plate in cleared foreshore northwest of tide gauge.
Datum for AHD heights = 2.340m AHD
Esperence 172 = 64.824m AHD
Esperence 173 = 59.831m AHD
Esperence 171 = 58.339m AHD
Tide Esperence - SEAFRAME Sensor Benchmark = 4.075m AHD
Z1/73 = 4.036m AHD
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1114
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code1114
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 62080, USHLC 176
Additional information
Other relevant informationGauge datum was lowered by 0.152m on 1 January 1972.
Geocentric measurements: Precise ephemeris, single point doppler fix, (Wireless) 1976.
PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at Esperance (PSMSL Code 680/447 1966-1985).
Nearest Met. stationEsperance Met. Office
Last updated16 October 2002