GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Rabaul

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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 information

Gloss number65
Station nameRabaul
CountryPapua New Guinea
Time zone150E, GMT + 10hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-4.2
Longitude (+ve E)152.18333
Observation periodsDec 1974-
Responsible countryU.S.A.
Authority responsible for tide gaugeDr. M. Merrifield, University of Hawaii, Dept. of Oceanography, 1000 Pope Road MSB 307, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, U.S.A.
GLOSS contactPapua New Guinea
Committed to GLOSSYes
Location map
Digital dataYes
Data acquisition rate15 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 010 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 065 Document 57253
High frequency data at UHSLCData 010a Document 010a File format
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Tide gauge benchmarkBM RL 303 A Department of Lands and Survey brass plate, with pin, stamped 'RL No 303' at the north east corner of the old copra, north of Wreck Wharf, 300 yards from tide gauge.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 2.996m below TGBM (Apr 1978)
Chart Datum = 3.057m below US C&GS BM 1
Chart Datum = 1.503m below 'Moresby 1941' benchmark
Auxiliary benchmarksBM RL 431 A Dept. of Lands & Survey brass plate with pin, stamped 'RL No 431', at the corner of Malaguna Road and Coastwatchers Road, north west side of centre island along top of curbing.
UH-1 A stainless steel disc 1.25 inches in diameter set in white epoxy, established by the Oceanography Dept., University of Hawaii, 4 foot north of tide staff, at centre of the curb, on Main Wharf.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1164
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
PSMSL code1164
Other relevant codesUHSLC 010, NTF port no. 56200
Additional information
Other relevant informationOther benchmarks:
US C&GS BM 1 A standard brass US C&GS benchmark, marked 'No.1 1948', set in the top of a low stone wall at the seaward end of Namanula Street.
Moresby BM 1941 The centre of a standard RAN hydrographic Branch circular brass triangulation plate marked 'HMAS Moresby 1941', set into a stone seawall by the swimming pool at the seaward end of Namanula St.
Last updated16 October 2002