GLOSS Station Handbook – Spring Bay
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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 name||Spring Bay|
|Time zone||150E, GMT + 10hrs|
|Latitude (+ve N)||-42.55|
|Longitude (+ve E)||147.93333|
|Observation periods||Float gauge 1968-1969; Acoustic 1991-|
|Authority responsible for tide gauge||National Tidal Centre, Australia (see GLOSS Contact Points).|
|Committed to GLOSS||Yes|
|Aditional parameters||Barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, air temperature, water temperature|
|Data acquisition rate||6 minute interval|
|Fast delivery data at UHSLC||Data 335 File format|
|High frequency data at BODC||Data 056 Document 77230 Document 62897|
|High frequency data at UHSLC||Data 335a Document 335a File format|
|Real-time data available||Yes|
|Additional parameters (real-time)||None|
|Tide gauge benchmark||Set 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 relationships||TGBM (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 benchmarks||SPM9258: 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) data||RLR 1216|
|Annual MSL (RLR) plot|
|MSL method||Hourly means|
|Other relevant codes||NTF port no. 61170, UHSLC 335|
|Other relevant information||Previous 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. station||Hobart Meteorogical Office|
|Last updated||16 October 2002|