GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Burnett Heads (Bundaberg)

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Station information

Gloss number59
Station nameBurnett Heads (Bundaberg)
Time zone150E, GMT + 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-24.76666
Longitude (+ve E)152.38
Observation periods1966-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible for tide gaugeBundaberg Port Authority, MS 108, Bundaberg, Qld 4670, Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate10 minute recording interval
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 332 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 059 Document 77230 Document 77261
High frequency data at UHSLCData 332a Document 332a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkPSM 3853 Brass plug set in concrete kerb of the southern approach to the Bulk Sugar Wharf, Port Bundaberg
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 5.721m below TGBM
TGZ = 1.352m below Australian Height Datum (AHD)
TGZ = 6.061m below TGBM down from 1/1/94
TGZ = 1.693m below AHD
Auxiliary benchmarksPSM 4504 Standard type brass plaque set in a concrete block beside pipes running from the Oil Terminal to the Oil Berth.
PSM 4503 Standard type brass plaque set in a concrete block at the corner of Buss and Powers Streets.
PSM 36119 Standard type brass plaque set in a concrete block inside the Bundaberg Molasses Terminal enclosure.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1154
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code1154
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 59820, UHSLC 332
Additional information
Other relevant informationFloat/stilling well gauges, different locations on same wharf 1960-1976.
Float/stilling/well gauge on Tug Berth 1976-1979.
Queensland Beach Protection Authority operate analogue and digital recorders at Burnett Heads 2.5km away.
Geocentric measurement: Precise ephemeris, single point doppler fix PSM 43534 in 1981 approximately 6km from gauge.
Nearest Met. stationBundaberg Post Office
Last updated16 October 2002