GLOSS Station Handbook – Syowa
The GLOSS Station Handbook is currently being re-designed and upgraded.
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.
|Latitude (+ve N)||-69.0|
|Longitude (+ve E)||39.6|
|Observation periods||1975- (before 1975 some non-continuous data was published) Tide gauge is sometimes changed.|
|Authority responsible for tide gauge||Director of the Ocean, Surveys Division, Hydrographic Department, Maritime Safety Agency, 5-3-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104, Japan|
|Committed to GLOSS||Yes|
|Real-time data available||No|
|Additional parameters (real-time)||None|
|Tide gauge benchmark||Observed sea level values are connected to the benchmark 1040 which is fixed on the rock near the site by tide pole reading and levelling.|
|Benchmark relationships||BM1040 is connected to the principal benchmark for astronomical observation.|
|Auxiliary benchmarks||Syowa base located in the Ongul Islands, east Antarctica has a local benchmark network.|
|Data at PSMSL|
|Annual MSL (RLR) data||Yes (Monthly metric data only available)|
|MSL method||Measured values processed to hourly, then daily, monthly and yearly MSLs calculated|
|Other relevant information||Measured data are sent to the geoscience laboratory in Syowa base through electric cable and recorded to memory packs. The record is checked every month.|
These data are retrieved by a JARE member every January when the ice breaker ship 'Shirase' is anchored at Syowa base.
|Last updated||5 December 1997|