RIKITEA

Station Information

Station ID: 1253
Latitude: -23.122268
Longitude: -134.966749
GLOSS ID: 138
Coastline code: 808
Station code: 1
Country: FRENCH POLYNESIA
Time span of data: 1969 – 2016
Completeness (%): 93
Date of last update: 28 Feb 2018

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 Real Time Stations from VLIZ: gamb, riki
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 16: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 16: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

Link to RLR information.

Documentation added 1991-06-11

Rikitea 808/001 RLR(1983) is 8.8m below BM#3

Documentation added 1993-11-11

1969-JUNE 1975 supplied by SHOM

Documentation added 1996-10-08

Instrument type: Bristol Bubbler (BUB) (1969-6/1975); Fischer and Porter Analog-to-Digital Recorder (ADR) (6/1975- )

Documentation added 2013-10-14

Complete dataset Oct. 1969 to April 2012 downloaded onto the database from UHSLC

Documentation added 2014-02-27

SHOM has confirmed that the current tide gauge at Rikitea belongs to UHSLC. However, SHOM work closely with UHSLC to maintain and control the instrumentation. SHOM has also recently installed a tide gauge which, longterm will replace the UHSLC gauge.

Documentation added 2015-10-28

Using updated JASL data the complete dataset has been reloaded. Using information from the UH levelling sheet benchmark BM 1 stable primary benchmark since 2001 has been added to the RLR diagram. BM 1 is 1.913m above the datum.

Data Authority

University of Hawaii
Department of Oceanography Division of Natural Sciences
1000 Pope Road
Honolulu
Hawaii 96822