Station Information

Station ID: 1397
Latitude: -17.533081
Longitude: -149.572724
Coastline code: 780
Station code: 11
Time span of data: 1976 – 2018
Completeness (%): 98
Link to ellipsoid: Available
Date of last update: 20 Oct 2022

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: THTG, PAPE, FAA1, TAH1, TAH2, THTI
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: pape2
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 15: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 590: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 15: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1991-06-11

Papeete 780/011 RLR(1983) is 8.1m below BMNU-2

Documentation added 1996-04-23

prior to July 1992 data from acode 97 all data received from TOGA SLC

Documentation added 1996-10-08

instrument type:1975-6/1992: float and well gauge Fischer and Porter Analog-to-Digital Recorder; 7/1992- Aquatrak acoustic gauge, NOAA Next Generation Water Level Measuring System(NGWLMS)

Documentation added 2010-11-17

Data up to 1996 was originally in Hawaii format with an RLR value of 5.956m. 1997 was missing and data for 1998-2002 was obtained from NOAA these numbers were very different with a RLR of -5.731m. The complete dataset 1975-2009 has been supplied by UHSLC in Hawaii format. After comparing these with existing data values these has been loaded onto the database. RLR value is once again 5.956m.

Documentation added 2012-08-07

Following the receipt of the complete dataset 1975-2009 from Hawaii the NOS datum 11.687m below the Datum 1975 onwards has been included in the RLR diagram for information only.

Documentation added 2014-02-26

Following information received from SHOM regarding the Papeete gauge it was realised that id. 1397 should include the complete UHSLC dataset 1975-2012. This dataset has now been loaded. SHOM confirmed that although on French Polynesia the tide gauge at Papeete belongs to UHSLC since its installation in 1975. However, SHOM has an office close to the tide gauge so work closely with UHSLC to maintain and control the instrumentation.

Documentation added 2015-09-23

Using information from the UH levelling sheet previous data for Papeete the PSMSL id. 1260 (1969-1975)has been added to this dataset together with the updated JASL data.

Documentation added 2018-10-11

Following correspondence with both SONEL and UHSLC data for Papeete-A PSMSL id. 1260 (1969-1975) has been removed from this dataset. On further investigation it was discovered that at some point in time 850mm had been added to Papeete-A

Data Authority

University of Hawaii Sea Level Center
Department of Oceanography Division of Natural Sciences
1000 Pope Road
Hawaii 96822