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Bench Mark Sheet for 1910000, SUVA, SUVA HARBOR Fiji

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                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 1910000                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/07/2009
Name:       SUVA, SUVA HARBOR                                 
NOAA Chart: NONE                            Latitude:   18°  8.0' S ( -18.13330)
USGS Quad:  NONE                            Longitude: 178° 25.5' E ( 178.42500)


To reach the tidal bench marks, from the Nausori Airport, make a right turn
(toward Suva).  Upon reaching the main road, the drive into Suva takes about 30
minutes, so stay on the main road and keep driving. You will eventually go over
a pass and see Suva below.  The road changes names from Ratu Mara Road to
Endinburgh Drive upon entering Suva.  When you hit a round about at the bottom
of the hill, continue going straight.  The road bears left and passes the bus
terminal and public market.  Before the road bears left again, take the turn off
to allow you to go right.  This will put you on Usher Street and you will see
the entrance to Kings Wharf directly ahead.  Normally you would check in with
Hydrographic Office before going to the gauge.  This is rather necessary because
they will help you obtain a pass to gain entrance into the pier area.


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                 PRIMARY BENCH MARK STAMPING:  2 1989
                         DESIGNATION:          191 0000 2 1989

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        12269
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete deck                         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   18°  8.0' S ( -18.13330)          LONGITUDE: 178° 25.5' E ( 178.42500)


The primary bench mark is a disk set in the concrete deck at the NW corner of
Kings Wharf, 1.74 m (5.7 ft) SE of the NW corner of the dock, 1.68 m (5.5 ft)
east of the westerly edge of the dock, and 1.52 m (5.0 ft) south of the northern
edge of the dock.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 1910000                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/07/2009
Name:       SUVA, SUVA HARBOR                                 
NOAA Chart: NONE                            Latitude:   18°  8.0' S ( -18.13330)
USGS Quad:  NONE                            Longitude: 178° 25.5' E ( 178.42500)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  8 1993
                         DESIGNATION:          191 0000 8 1993

MONUMENTATION:           Tidal Station disk                    VM#:         6453
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete base                         OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   18°  8.0' S ( -18.13330)          LONGITUDE: 178° 25.5' E ( 178.42500)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in concrete at the base of an iron bollard in
the middle of King's Wharf in Suva Figi, set in the base of the ninth bollard
SSW of the NW corner of King's Wharf, near the red and white "200" meter mark on
the Wharf bollard, 21.30 m (69.9 ft) WNW of the west face of the fourth light
tower footing, north of the tidehouse, 197.50 m (648.0 ft) SSW of the NW corner
of King's Wharf, 1.90 m (6.2 ft) ESE of the face of King's Wharf, and 0.60 m
(2.0 ft) NE of the center of the ninth bollard from the NW corner of King's
Wharf.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  9 1993
                         DESIGNATION:          191 0000 9 1993

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:         6455
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete Wharf deck                   OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   18°  8.0' S ( -18.13330)          LONGITUDE: 178° 25.5' E ( 178.42500)


The bench mark is a disk set flush in concrete, 0.15 m (0.5 ft) above the wharf
deck in a concrete L shaped cornerprotector, approximately 62 m  (203 ft) NNE of
the SW corner of King's Wharf in Suva, 12.20 m (40.0 ft) west of the SW corner
of Wharehouse #4, 10.70 m (35.1 ft) ESE of the face of King's Wharf, 12.50 m
(41.0 ft) NNE of a 2.30 m (7.5 ft) tall white concrete corner protector post,
and 0.27 m (0.9 ft) west of the east edge of a seaward most Wharf roadway.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 1910000                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/07/2009
Name:       SUVA, SUVA HARBOR                                 
NOAA Chart: NONE                            Latitude:   18°  8.0' S ( -18.13330)
USGS Quad:  NONE                            Longitude: 178° 25.5' E ( 178.42500)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  1 1989
                         DESIGNATION:          191 0000 1 1989

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        12268
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete sea wall                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   18°  8.0' S ( -18.13330)          LONGITUDE: 178° 25.5' E ( 178.42500)


The bench mark is a disk set in the concrete bulkhead seawall of the inner
lagoon dock at Kings Wharf, 6.58 m (21.6 ft) SW of the NW corner of Ports
Authority Office Building, 1.22 m (4.0 ft) south of the NOS/UH concrete block
tide house, 0.27 m (0.9 ft) east of the east edge of the inner lagoon dock, and
between the steel handrail and the edge of the dock.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  6 1992
                         DESIGNATION:          191 0000 6 1992

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        12273
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete phone vault                  OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   18°  8.0' S ( -18.13330)          LONGITUDE: 178° 25.5' E ( 178.42500)


The bench mark is a disk set in the NE corner of a 2.13 m x 5.18 m (7.0 x 17.0
ft) concrete phone vault set flush in the gorund in a small park at the
intersection of May Street and Rodwell Road, 13.93 m (45.7 ft) west of a metal
light pole marked 1M, 5.43 m (17.8 ft) NW of the curb at the intersection of May
Street and Rodwell Road, and 4.66 m (15.3 ft) east of a wooden utility pole in
the park.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 1910000                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/07/2009
Name:       SUVA, SUVA HARBOR                                 
NOAA Chart: NONE                            Latitude:   18°  8.0' S ( -18.13330)
USGS Quad:  NONE                            Longitude: 178° 25.5' E ( 178.42500)


                         T I D A L   B E N C H   M A R K S


                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:  7 1992
                         DESIGNATION:          191 0000  7 1992

MONUMENTATION:           Bench Mark disk                       VM#:        12274
AGENCY:                  National Ocean Service (NOS)          IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete bridge support               OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   18°  8.0' S ( -18.13330)          LONGITUDE: 178° 25.5' E ( 178.42500)


The bench mark is a disk set in a concrete bridge support, set in the base of
the northwestern-most support, about 61 m (200 ft) SW of the city market, 6.10 m
(20.0 ft) west of the centerline of Stinson Parade, and 0.88 m (2.9 ft) east of
a 1.83 m 6.0 ft) wire fence.



                         BENCH MARK STAMPING:   
                         DESIGNATION:          191 0000 NO STAMPING 1
                         ALIAS:                1-TG

MONUMENTATION:           See descriptive text                  VM#:        12275
AGENCY:                  Unknown                               IDB PID#:        
SETTING CLASSIFICATION:  Concrete sea wall                     OPUS PID:        
LATITUDE:   18°  8.0' S ( -18.13330)          LONGITUDE: 178° 25.5' E ( 178.42500)


The bench mark is the head of a brass screw (3/16-inch diameter) flush with the
concrete and inset in the center of a triangle etched in the concrete, 8.02 m 
26.3 ft) south of the tide house, 0.12 m (0.4 ft) east of the east edge of the
concrete bulkhead seawall of the inner lagoon dock, and between the steel
handrail and the edge of the dock.

                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 1910000                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/07/2009
Name:       SUVA, SUVA HARBOR                                 
NOAA Chart: NONE                            Latitude:   18°  8.0' S ( -18.13330)
USGS Quad:  NONE                            Longitude: 178° 25.5' E ( 178.42500)


                            T I D A L   D A T U M S 


Tidal datums at SUVA, SUVA HARBOR based on:

     LENGTH OF SERIES:      5 YEARS
     TIME PERIOD:           January 1990 - December 1994
     TIDAL EPOCH:           1983-2001
     CONTROL TIDE STATION:   


Elevations of tidal datums referred to Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW), in METERS:

     HIGHEST OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (03/09/1997)         =  1.895
     MEAN HIGHER HIGH WATER                     MHHW   =  1.302
     MEAN HIGH WATER                            MHW    =  1.235
     MEAN SEA LEVEL                             MSL    =  0.656
     MEAN TIDE LEVEL                            MTL    =  0.655
     MEAN LOW WATER                             MLW    =  0.074
     MEAN LOWER LOW WATER                       MLLW   =  0.000
     LOWEST  OBSERVED WATER LEVEL (05/27/1994)         = -0.406



Bench Mark Elevation Information                In METERS above:

     Stamping or Designation                    MLLW        MHW

     2 1989                                      3.627    2.392
     8 1993                                      3.041    1.806
     9 1993                                      3.234    1.999
     1 1989                                      2.655    1.420
     6 1992                                      3.930    2.695
     7 1992                                      3.564    2.329
     191 0000 NO STAMPING 1                      2.662    1.427


                          U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
                            National Ocean Service
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Station ID: 1910000                         PUBLICATION DATE:  12/07/2009
Name:       SUVA, SUVA HARBOR                                 
NOAA Chart: NONE                            Latitude:   18°  8.0' S ( -18.13330)
USGS Quad:  NONE                            Longitude: 178° 25.5' E ( 178.42500)


                             D E F I N I T I O N S


Mean Sea Level (MSL) is a tidal datum determined over a 19-year National
Tidal Datum Epoch.  It pertains to local mean sea level and should not be
confused with any other fixed island datum.

This tide station location has a local island datum.  Island datums
are specific fixed geodetic datums whose elevation relationship to local MSL
and other tidal datums may not be consistent from one location to another.

The Vertical Mark Number (VM#) and PID# shown on the bench mark sheet are unique
identifiers for bench marks in the tidal and geodetic databases, respectively.
Each bench mark in either database has a single, unique VM# and/or PID# assigned.
Where both VM# and PID# are indicated, both tidal and geodetic elevations are
available for the bench mark listed. The NGS's Integrated Data Base (IDB PID)
provides geodetic datum based on traditionally leveled and bluebooked ties to
the National Spatial Reference System(NSRS) https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/datasheets/.
The NGS Online Positioning User Service (OPUS PID) provides geodetic datum based
on GPS position & tie it to the NSRS https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/OPUS/.

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