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Tide Gauge Records, Macquarie Island
Entry ID: Macquarie_Island_TG

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Abstract: Tides are recorded at Macquarie Island using two sensors, one an acoustic height measuring system and the other a pressure measuring system. The raw records are stored at AADC.
The records are processed by The National Tidal Centre to produce tidal records, predictions and residuals.

Documentation dated 2001-06-12
The Macquarie Island Tide Gauge System

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Description: Chart of available tide gauge data and excel spreadsheet
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.3   S: -54.8   E: 159.0   W: 158.5

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-12-23
ISO Topic Category
TIDE GAUGES Ancillary Description
Quality There are substantial gaps in the dataset since the installation of the primary gauge. A chart showing what data are available is given at the URL above ('Chart of available data' - correct as of 2005-07-20). Records are downloaded on a regular (monthly) basis and are stored in raw form and are sent to the National Tidal Centre for further processing. The records from the pressure sensing gauge are converted to heights before passing on to NTC. The Aquatrak records are sent on in raw form. There are several different data formats depending on the type of datalogger used. Tidal records are checked for gross errors and obvious time shifts. Further checking is done when the records are analysed by NTC.
Access Constraints Records are stored in the form in which they are retrieved from the tide gauges. Further processing is done by the National Tidal Centre. Processed data are available in graphical form from the National Tidal Centre.

A pdf copy of the referenced paper is available for download (to AAD staff only) from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference at the provided URL when using these data.
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Originating Center
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6232 3528
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: mapping at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Watson, C., Coleman, R., Handsworth, R. (2008) Coastal tide gauge calibration: a case study at Macquarie Island using GPS buoy techniques Journal of Coastal Research 24(4). 1071-1079;
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24