LORD HOWE ISLAND

Station Information

Station ID: 818
Latitude: -31.516667
Longitude: 159.066667
GLOSS ID: 148
Coastline code: 680
Station code: 121
Country: AUSTRALIA
Time span of RLR data: 1994 – 2016
RLR completeness (%): 96
Time span of metric data: 1957 – 2016
Metric completeness (%): 68
MTL Data: 1957
MTL-MSL (mm): -4
Date of last update: 02 Oct 2018

Green Arrow: Current Station
Yellow Marker: Neighbouring RLR Station
Red Marker: Neighbouring Metric Station

Please note: In many cases, the station position in our database is accurate to only one minute. Thus, the tide gauge may not appear to be on the coast.

Additional Data Sources (guide to additional data sources)

Nearby GNSS Stations from SONEL: LDHI, LORD
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 399: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 399: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1995-05-02

Station density along some sections of the Australian coast has meant that station codes 601 onwards have been re-ordered compared to those in earlier versions of the PSMSL data set.

Documentation added 1996-05-03

1957 values based on high and low waters. Revised data for 1958-1970 data received from the National Tidal Centre, Bureau of Meteorology, South Australia

Documentation added 1998-01-27

Gauge type=float/stilling well digital float/stilling well installed in 1991

Documentation added 2010-08-24

Metadata received from supplying authority confirms that from August 1994, vertical reference frame of data is AHD (Australian Height Datum). Local tide gauge benchmark PSM 1084 is 7.68 m above AHD. RLR (2006) is defined as 13.6 m below PSM 1084

Documentation added 2016-01-22

A value of MTL-MSL=-4 mm has been derived using the GESLA2 (high-frequency tide gauge) dataset using harmonic constituents. As the correction is only applied to RLR data and the data from the year 1957 is metric, it is not used in the data set. Should this period become metric in future, however, it would be used.

Data Authority

National Tidal Centre
Bureau of Meteorology
PO Box 421
Kent Town 5071
South Australia

Documentation added 2010-08-12

Formerly known as the National Tidal Facility