GLOSS Station Handbook

GLOSS Station Handbook – Honiara

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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

General
Gloss number66
Station nameHoniara
CountrySolomon Is.
Time zone165E, GMT + 11hrs
Latitude (+ve N)-9.43333
Longitude (+ve E)159.95
OceanPacific
Observation periodsFloat gauge 1974-; Acoustic gauge 1994-
Responsible countryAustralia
Authority responsible for tide gaugeNational Tidal Centre, Australia (see GLOSS Contact Points).
GLOSS contactAustralia
Committed to GLOSSYes
OperationalYes
Location map
Instrumentation
FloatYes
PressureNo
BubblerNo
AcousticYes
RadarNo
Data
Digital dataYes
Aditional parametersBarometric pressure, water and air temperature, wind speed and direction.
Data acquisition rate6 minute intervals
Fast delivery data at UHSLCData 009 File format
High frequency data at BODCData 066 Document 77230 Document 57236
High frequency data at UHSLCData 009a Data 009b Document 009a Document 009b File format
Real-time data availableYes
Additional parameters (real-time)None
Benchmarks
Tide gauge benchmarkMBM 001 a brass hexagonal bolt surmounted by a copper plate inscribed 'MBM 001 1981', set in concrete at the north east corner of the fuel compound of the Marine Division Building.
Benchmark relationshipsTide Gauge Zero (TGZ) = 2.168m below TGBM
TGZ = 0.294m below Chart Datum
Auxiliary benchmarksMBM 003 a brass hexagonal bolt surmounted by a copper plate inscribed 'MBM 003 1981', set in concrete at the north west corner of the Watchkeeper's Hut (Hut reported removed 1990).
MBM 004 a stainless hexagonal bolt set in squared concrete platform, situated at the west side of the Marine Divison flagpole.
Data at PSMSL
Annual MSL (RLR) dataRLR 1373 RLR 1861
Annual MSL (RLR) plot
MSL methodHourly means
PSMSL code1861
Other relevant codesNTF port no. 56670, UHSLC 009
Additional information
Other relevant informationBackup gauge on site: Handar encoder (November 1984-)
PSMSL also hold data from 2 other gauges at Honiara (PSMSL Code 734/001 1957-1959, 1961 and PSMSL Code 734/003 1985-1987).
Daily values calculated using 119-point convolution filter (Bloomfield, 1976) centred on noon applied to the hourly data with respective periods of the 95, 50 and 5% amplitude points at 124.0, 60.2 and 40.2 hours.
Nearest Met. stationHoniara Meteorological Office
Last updated16 October 2002