GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Townsville

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Station information

Gloss number60
Station nameTownsville
Time zone150E, GMT + 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-19.25
Longitude (+ve E)146.83333
Observation periods1948-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible for tide gaugeTownsville Port Authority, PO Box 1031, Townsville, Qld 4810, Australia
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate10 minute recording interval
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 334 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 060 Document 77230 Document 77244
High frequency data at UHSLCData 334a Document 334a File format
Real-time data availableNo
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Data archaeologyYes
Tide gauge benchmarkNMV/B/309A: Brass rod in concrete footing of elevated loading conveyor on concrete Wharf No. 6 (PSM 19533).
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 6.379m below NMV/B/309A.
TGZ = 9.025m below BM 10011.
TGZ = 1.856m below Australian Height Datum (AHD).
Auxiliary benchmarksBM 10011: NE corner of State Offices, Wickham Street, Townsville.
NMV/B/310A: Brass rod in concrete near edge of Wharf No.6 (PSM 19534).
TPA Master BM: Brass rod in concrete under steel plate, Wharf No.4 (PSM 47788).
PSM 100028: Permanent survey plaque in concrete at base, Wharf No.4.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 637
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code637
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 59250, UHSLC 334
Additional information
Other relevant informationQueensland Beach Protection Authority operates analogue and digital recorders on nearby Ro-Ro Wharf.
CIGNET station planned for Townsville - GPS survey completed in October 1990.
Nearest Met. stationTownsville (Garbutt) Airport
Last updated16 October 2002