GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Spring Bay

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Station information

Gloss number56
Station nameSpring Bay
Time zone150E, GMT + 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-42.55
Longitude (+ve E)147.93333
Observation periodsFloat gauge 1968-1969; Acoustic 1991-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible for tide gaugeNational Tidal Centre, Australia (see GLOSS Contact Points).
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersBarometric pressure, wind speed and direction, air temperature, water temperature
Data acquisition rate6 minute interval
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 335 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 056 Document 77230 Document 62897
High frequency data at UHSLCData 335a Document 335a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkSet in the top of a sandstone cliff just N of the gravel road leading to the mill wharf, 21.0m NE of the NE corner of the concrete foundation to a catwalk spanning the conveyors & pipes on the S of the gravel road.
Benchmark relationshipsTGBM (SPM 8521) is 7.236m above AHD and 8.389m above chart datum.
SPM 9258 is 2.529m above AHD and 3.682m above chart datum.
SPM 9257 is 5.843m above AHD and 6.976m above chart datum.
SPM 8522 is 6.919m above AHD and 8.072m above chart datum.
Auxiliary benchmarksSPM9258: on concrete deck of the tide station platform, 0.7m W of the E edge of the platform, 0.2m ESE of SE corner of the tide gauge shelter.
SPM9257: in 1x2m concrete slab near saltwater pump station at the NE end of Freestone Cove, 7.3m SSW of SE corner of the pump shed.
SPM8522: in N side of concrete foundation for a catwalk spanning the conveyors & pipes on S side of gravel road leading to mill wharf.
SPM9258 RM1 3D SEAFRAME Sensor BM is 3.500m above AHD and 4.653m above Chart Datum.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1216
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code1216
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 61170, UHSLC 335
Additional information
Other relevant informationPrevious gauges have operated in Hobart since 1889.
Permanent VLBI/GPS station established at Mt. Pleasant Observatory, approx. 12km from the gauge - part of CIGNET.
PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at Spring Bay (PSMSL Code 680/200 1968-1969,1983-1985).
Nearest Met. stationHobart Meteorogical Office
Last updated16 October 2002