A tide gauge was installed on the fast ice on the eastern side of Cape Roberts and recorded continuously for fifty days (19 November, 1988 to 8 January, 1989) - first continuous tide record from the Antarctic continent in the Ross Sea sector. A further 13 days of record between 24 January and 5 February 1989 (when the ice foot broke out taking the transducer with it) was recorded to give 64 days ... of tidal record from Cape Roberts with a 14 day gap (9 January to 24 January) lost due to memory storage limits. A meteorological mast was installed on 26 November 1989 measuring wind speed and direction at both 2m and 4m above local ground, temperature at 2m and incoming solar radiation. The tide gauge was redeployed on this date also and checked annually from this point forward. (For more information see K042_1990_2008_NZ_1 Cape Roberts Tide Gauge records since 1990). Met data is archived at the New Zealand Meteorological Service and tide gauge information is archived by DOSLI.