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Consolidated annual data reports - tide gauge sea level data: Data plots and analysis. South Pacific. Reports cover PSLMP (South Pacific Sea Level Monitoring Project) site, and region. (2003 to 2011) {DRAFT stopgap metadata}

Each report, in this "yearly report" dataset series, is a consolidated overview of the data collected, analysed and presented in the monthly sea level data reports for the South Pacific Sea Level Monitoring Project (PSLMP) to June [Year], with a particular focus on the preceding twelve months. Those source monthly data reports continue to be available via : http://www.bom.gov.au/oceanography/projects/spslcmp/reports.shtml

Each yearly report provides a summary of the key observations and some additional commentary on how the results relate to broader scientific findings of the international community concerning sea level rise as the result of climate change.

Detection of tsunamis and cyclones occurring during that year; El Nino, La Nina, the SOI ( Southern Oscillation Index ), and the PDO ( Pacific Decadal Oscillation ), and sea level trends.

Information also includes plots of sea level heights above the Highest Astronomical Tide (HAT), and below the Lowest Astronomical Tide (LAT); sea level, ar temperature, water temperature and barometri pressure, and related anomolies, across all ABSLMP years.

The analysis, while focusing on the past 12 months, uses data from 1992 onwards, in its plots. Data is from the following 14 tide gauge stations in the South Pacific: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (Pohnpei), Fiji (Viti Levu - Lautoka), Kiribati (Tarawa - Betio), Marshall Islands (Majuro - Uliga), Nauru (Aiwo), Papua New Guinea (Manus - Lombrum), Samoa (Upolu - Apia), Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal - Honiara), Tonga (Tongatapu - Nuku'alofa), Tuvalu (Funafuti - Fongafale), and Vanuatu (Efate - Port Vila).

The yearly report includes each stations' lat/long and PSLMP data commencement date. A more detailed summary of each station's position (lat, long, SSBM) is available from : http://www.bom.gov.au/oceanography/projects/spslcmp/data/data.shtml More station detail are available by clicking the port name, on the above webpage, or by using this URL formula: http://www.bom.gov.au/ntc/IDO50000/IDO50000_[ANTT#].pdf (the ANTT# is provided in the Keywords section of this metadata record) eg for TUVALU http://www.bom.gov.au/ntc/IDO50000/IDO50000_67440.pdf

Sea level values are in metres above Tide Gauge Zero. The 12 stations are SEAFRAME stations which measure sea level very accurately, and also record meteorological parameters (such as air and water temperature, pressure and wind observations). These PSLMP yearly reports ceased after June 2011; however, some of the information previously included in the yearly reports is available in the ongoing PSLMP monthly data reports [http://www.bom.gov.au/oceanography/projects/spslcmp/reports.shtml ]

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Title Consolidated annual data reports - tide gauge sea level data: Data plots and analysis. South Pacific. Reports cover PSLMP (South Pacific Sea Level Monitoring Project) site, and region. (2003 to 2011) {DRAFT stopgap metadata}
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Other
Data Status inactive
Update Frequency notPlanned
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/40fcba9a-0c33-4004-9d3d-e1fb658e9fcf
Date Published 2017-07-31
Date Updated 2017-08-28
Contact Point
Bureau of Meteorology
tides@bom.gov.au
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[147.0, -35.0], [180.0, -35.0], [180.0, -5.0], [147.0, -5.0], [147.0, -35.0]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Bureau of Meteorology CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency Bureau of Meteorology
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