RAROTONGA

WARNING: METRIC STATION
THIS IS NOT RESEARCH QUALITY DATA.
USE WITH EXTREME CAUTION.

Station Information

Station ID: 1453
Latitude: -21.2
Longitude: -159.766667
GLOSS ID: 139
Coastline code: 785
Station code: 1
Country: COOK ISLANDS
Time span of data: 1977 – 2014
Completeness (%): 96
Frequency Code: C
Date of last update: 04 Nov 2015

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 GNSS Stations from SONEL: CKIS
Nearby Real Time Stations from VLIZ: raro
Fast Delivery Data from UHSLC station 23: hourly and daily
Research Quality Data from UHSLC station 23: hourly and daily

Station Documentation

=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 11-JUN-91 :
Rarotonga 785/001 RLR(1986) is 8.9m below BMCT/1
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 08-OCT-91 :
SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS OF 22-26 FEBRUARY 1986 AND 1-4 JANUARY 1987 CAUSED DATA LOSS AND QUESTIONABLE FLUCTUATIONS
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 08-OCT-96 :
Gauge type: (Apr 1977 - Dec 1984 )Fischer and Porter Analog-to-Digital Recorder (ADR)(Dec 1984-present) Leupold and Stevens Analog-to-Digital Recorder (ADR);(Dec 1984-present) Handar Encoder (ENC) Primary gauge: ADR:1977-90, ENC 1991-
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 1999Nov15 :
Data for 1997 revised in December 1999
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 07-Sep-2011 :
Dataset reviewed data points May-November 1984 flagged as when buddy checked this looks suspicious.Annual value was also flagged. February 1986 also flagged see above comments.Station flag was removed.
=========================== FOLLOWING PSMSL DOCUMENTATION ADDED 04-Nov-2015 :
Complete updated JASL dataset loaded onto the database. There appeared to be a difference in datum with the two UH plots from 1993-2001 but when this was compared with the NTC dataset they agreed so the updated UH data was loaded. While reviewing the UH levelling sheets it would appear that the RLR diagram has been created using the value for benchmark CT/1 from the 1980/1982 levelling values. This value has not remained stable and has a values of 2.528m from the final 1996 levelling. Comments in the levelling sheets reveal that all relevant reference points to CT/1 were destroyed by fire.

Data Authority

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