GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Sydney, Fort Denison

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Station information

Gloss number57
Station nameSydney, Fort Denison
Time zone150E, GMT + 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-33.85
Longitude (+ve E)151.23333
Observation periods1885-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible for tide gaugeSydney Ports Corporation, GPO Box 25, Millers Point, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersNone
Data acquisition rate6 minute interval
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 333 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 057 Document 77230 Document 59511 Document 59508
High frequency data at UHSLCData 333a Document 333a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Data archaeologyYes
Tide gauge benchmarkPM 50000 Plug in northern wall of the Department of Lands Building, Bridge Street, Sydney.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 9.700m below TGBM.
TGZ = 0.925m below Australian Height Datum (AHD)
Auxiliary benchmarksPM 101 Brass plug in the stone wall on Fort Denison.
PM 102 Brass plug in the stone wall on Fort Denison.
PM 98 Department of Lands survey mark located at Mrs Macquarie's Point.
Gas 2 Survey mark at University of NSW.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 65 RLR 196
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code196
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 60370, UHSLC 333
Additional information
Other relevant informationVarious float/stilling well gauges 1866-1914 at this location.
Float/stilling well gauges at Camp Cove (1916-1989, 1990-).
Float/stilling well gauge at Port Botany (1981-).
PSMSL also hold data from another gauge at Fort Denison (PSMSL Code 680/142 1914-1929,1931-1990).
Geocentric measurements: Precise ephemeris, doppler fix (Gas 2) 1982.
Nearest Met. stationFort Denison Auto. Weather Stn
Last updated16 October 2002