Tide and Currents

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Abstract

This papers discusses the following topics related to tides and currents: - Tide Generation: the tide generating forces, the development of tidal potential, the equilibrium tide, the development by Doodson, shallow water tides, types of tides - Harmonic and Non-Harmonic Analysis: non-harmonic terms, principles of harmonic analysis, least square methods, tide tables and cotidal charts - Tidal Currents: considerations on fluid flow, current observations and tidal currents in seas and estuaries - Storm Surges and Extreme High Tides: atmospheric effects, wind and pressure actions, predictability of storm surges and extreme high tides - Models and Computing Models: basic equations, friction and stresses, finite difference methods, miscellaneous methods