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Cape Roberts Tide Gauge records since 1990

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Cape Roberts Tide Gauge records since 1990
Description:
Abstract:
A tide gauge was installed at Cape Roberts in November 1990 and has been in near continuous operation since. A 10 minute average of water depth was recorded each hour with hourly averages of wind speed and direction, air temperature and solar radiation. From 2000 the recording frequency was increased from every hour to every 10 minutes. From 2003 data is read every 10 seconds and an average value (from 60 readings) is calculated every 5 minutes and recorded. Barometric pressure was measured as well, starting in 2003, with six barometric pressure readings made between 2 and 3 minutes in the 5-minute interval and averaged and recorded with the tide value. Each year the rise and fall of the sea ice is observed over a 2 - 3 day period during a spring tide using GPS. These measurements are related to a tide gauge bench mark and the sea surface to enable the reliability of the tide gauge to be checked. The tide gauge data is archived by Land Information New Zealand. The operation of the tide gauge has encouraged USGS and Ohio State University workers to establish Cape Roberts as a primary datum for their GPS stress and deformation control network in South Victoria Land. In 2000 LINZ in partnership with USGS have established a continuously recording GPS station at Cape Roberts that will also require continued tidal records. Each season a geodetic grade GPS receiver is set up on the sea ice near the tide gauge and another is set up on a permanent reference mark ashore. The GPS “observes” the rise and fall of the tide by measuring the changing height of the sea ice. A hole is drilled through the sea ice to enable the height of the reference point of the GPS receiver above the sea surface to be determined. The relationship of the height of the shore-based reference mark and the zero of the sea level sensor is known. These connections enable the height of the sea surface as determined by the sea level sensor to be compared to the height as determined by the GPS measurements.
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Goring, D.G. And Pyne, A.R. 2003. Observations of sea level variability in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 37: 241-249. Han, A.S.K. 2002. An investigation into the tidal regime at Cape Roberts in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. BSc (Hons), University of Otage, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19900101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 163.1897
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 163.1897
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.0339
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.0339
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: TIDE GAUGES
Theme_Keyword: GLOSS > GLOBAL SEA LEVEL OBSERVING SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: Cape Roberts
Theme_Keyword: Tides
Theme_Keyword: Tidal Gauges
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE ROBERTS
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > ROSS SEA
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: 10 Seconds & Claculated Every 5 Minutes
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GLEN ROWE
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Land Information New Zealand
Address: PO Box 5501
City: Wellington
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 4 460 0569
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 4 498 3837
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: growe@linz.govt.nz
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The tide gauge data is archived by Land Information New Zealand. Data for Cape Roberts since 8 November 2007 is available from the LINZ web-site (http://apps.linz.govt.nz/ftp/sea_level_data/ROBT/). Data prior to then: contact Glen Rowe, or (preferably) by sending an enquiry to customersupport@linz.govt.nz
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Resource_Description: K042_1990_2012_NZ_1
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.linz.govt.nz/ftp/sea_level_data/ROBT/
Access_Instructions:
LINZ archive of Cape Roberts data
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://apps.linz.govt.nz/ftp/sea_level_data/ROBT/
Access_Instructions:
Data for Cape Roberts tide gauge since 8 November 2007 is available from the LINZ web-site.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.geoscience.scar.org/geodesy/perm_ob/tid...
Access_Instructions:
Cape Roberts Permanent Tide Gauge Observatory Site: Details information about the tide gauge
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.pol.ac.uk/psmsl/psmsl_individual_statio...
Access_Instructions:
The Global Sea Level Observing System. Some of the Cape Roberts data is listed under the Data Field and then Obtain mean sea level data from the PSMSL.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040601
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120615
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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