GLOSS Station Handbook – Esperance
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|Time zone||120E, GMT + 8hrs|
|Latitude (+ve N)||-33.86666|
|Longitude (+ve E)||121.9|
|Observation periods||Float gauge 1965-; Acoustic 1992-|
|Authority responsible for tide gauge||National Tidal Centre, Australia (see GLOSS Contact Points).|
Department of Transport, Marine Division, PO Box 402, Fremantle, WA 6160, Australia
|Committed to GLOSS||Yes|
|Aditional parameters||Barometric pressure, water/air temperature, wind speed and direction|
|Data acquisition rate||6 minute interval|
|Fast delivery data at UHSLC||Data 176 File format|
|High frequency data at BODC||Data 054 Document 77230 Document 62634|
|High frequency data at UHSLC||Data 176a Document 176a File format|
|Real-time data available||Yes|
|Additional parameters (real-time)||None|
|Tide gauge benchmark||A PWD bronze plaque stamped 'TIDAL BM 1972', set in concrete deck at north west end of No. 1 berth.|
|Benchmark relationships||Tide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 3.944m below TGBM.|
TGZ = 0.707m below Australian Height Datum (AHD)
|Auxiliary benchmarks||HR4: 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) data||RLR 1114|
|Annual MSL (RLR) plot|
|MSL method||Hourly means|
|Other relevant codes||NTF port no. 62080, USHLC 176|
|Other relevant information||Gauge 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. station||Esperance Met. Office|
|Last updated||16 October 2002|