Tide Gauge Records, Stillwell Hills, Australian Antarctic TerritoryEntry ID: Stillwell_Tides
Abstract: Tides were measured using a portable pressure transducer secured just below low water line. A 30 day record was obtained.
Numerous manual water level measurements were made to connect the tide gauge to the local benchmark.
From these observations a local mean sea level was obtained.
Documentation dated 2001-03-07
Beaver Lake and the Stillwell Hills
In Dec 1996 - Jan 1997 a temporary pressure type tide gauge was deployed at Beaver Lake and the Stillwell Hills in open water.
Timed water level measurements were made over this period.
From these data a value for MSL was found for Beaver Lake and the Stillwell Hills.
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Start Date: 1996-12-24Stop Date: 1997-01-23
Quality The dataset between the time of deployment and recovery is complete. A chart showing what data are available is at the URL above (Chart of available data). The dataset is complete except for a few days of records in late 1996. The portable gauge was deployed for 30 days and when recovered the data were downloaded and processed. These records and the leveling records were sent to the National Tidal Centre where a value for mean sea level was derived. Tidal records are checked for gross errors in height values and obvious timing errors. Further checks are done by NTC during processing.
Access Constraints Records are stored in the form in which they are retrieved from the tide gauges and as converted data in the form of water heights above the tide gauge transducer. Raw data and processed data are available on request from the National Tidal Centre.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at the URL below when using these data.
Data Set Progress
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3528
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: mapping at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-10-29