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Secrets of the Tide : Tide and Tidal Current Analysis and Predictions, Storm Surges and Sea Level Trends :  Tide and Tidal Current Analysis and Predictions, Storm Surges and Sea Level Trends - John D. Boon

Secrets of the Tide : Tide and Tidal Current Analysis and Predictions, Storm Surges and Sea Level Trends

Tide and Tidal Current Analysis and Predictions, Storm Surges and Sea Level Trends

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John D. Boon, Professor Emeritus, Department of Physical Sciences, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, Virginia 23062 USA

The author has written a well thought-out and readable text, suitable for specialists and non-specialists alike. It includes a particularly fascinating section on the tides and currents in a large estuary, using Chesapeake Bay as an example. Other important geographical areas such as the Gulf coasts of Arabia and Liverpool Bay are used for description of tidal variation with some surprising results. ... a fine book and well worthy of publication., Navigation News

Prefacep. ix
Tidewaterp. 1
Tidewater Geographyp. 1
Early Use of Tidal Powerp. 2
The Intertidal Zonep. 3
Tidal Wetlandsp. 4
Tidal Circulation and Tidal Mixing in Estuariesp. 5
Effects of Stratification - Hypoxia and Anoxiap. 7
Storm Tidesp. 7
A tug of war over the oceanp. 8
Tides and gravityp. 8
Newton's law of universal gravitationp. 9
Tractive forcesp. 9
Static tide concepts - the equilibrium tide modelp. 13
Deductions from the equilibrium tide modelp. 14
Solar tidesp. 16
The spring-neap cyclep. 17
Long-term variations in the tidep. 19
Calculating the lunar tide producing forcep. 22
Are tides waves?p. 25
An encounter with wind wavesp. 25
A spectrum of waves superposed on the seap. 26
A look inside the wavesp. 29
Tides as long wavesp. 32
Ocean tides and Kelvin wavesp. 33
Progressive waves and standing wavesp. 34
Wave dynamics and wave energyp. 37
Kelvin waves in ocean basinsp. 38
From rotary waves to sine wavesp. 44
Harmonic constituents: buildings blocks of the tidep. 46
Harmonic tidal constituentsp. 46
The harmonic model of the tidep. 50
Tidal types and the tidal form numberp. 51
Referencing time and height of tidep. 53
Seasonal tides and shallow water tidesp. 56
Simulating tides with a series of cosine wavesp. 58
Tidal datums: finding the apparent level of the seap. 60
Definitions and use of a tidal datump. 60
On the level? It's a geodetic datump. 61
A tidal datum begins with a tide staffp. 61
And ends with a tidal bench markp. 63
Tidal epochs: why 19 years?p. 63
Tidal datums in use around the worldp. 64
Sea level trend and the tidal datum epochp. 64
Transferring tidal datumsp. 67
Tides and currents in a large estuaryp. 73
Tides inside Chesapeake Bayp. 73
Co-range and co-tidal chartsp. 74
A simple shallow-water wave modelp. 75
Tidal height and tidal current relationshipsp. 83
Rotary currents in lower Chesapeake Bayp. 86
Non-tidal currentsp. 88
Tidal and non-tidal flushing in estuariesp. 90
Analyzing tides and currentsp. 93
What is harmonic analysis?p. 93
Harmonic analysis of water levels: WORLD TIDESp. 96
Some examples of water level analysisp. 97
Harmonic analysis of water currents: WORLD CURRENTSp. 109
Some examples of water current analysisp. 110
When tidal constants aren'tp. 120
Predicting tides and currentsp. 123
The US NOS tidal prediction formulap. 123
Harmonic constants without equilibrium argumentsp. 125
Tidal height predictions made simple: WORLD TIDESp. 126
Comparison of WORLD TIDES with US NOS tide predictionsp. 127
Tidal current predictions made simple: WORLD CURRENTSp. 131
Comparison of WORLD CURRENTS predictionsp. 131
The outlook for more and better current datap. 132
Storm tide and storm surgep. 134
Beyond the astronomical tidep. 134
The US Saffir-Simpson hurricane scalep. 135
Some definitionsp. 135
Storms of record in the United Statesp. 136
The importance of being referencedp. 143
Predicting storm surge and storm tidep. 146
Computational methods: the matrix revisitedp. 153
Advantages of MATLAB matrix algebrap. 153
Harmonic analysis compared with spectral analysisp. 157
Harmonic analysis, method of least squares (HAMELS)p. 159
The MATLAB advantagep. 162
Serial date and time - Microsoft Excelp. 162
Water level and water current analysis using HAMELSp. 163
Determining the principal axis for water currentsp. 165
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ISBN: 9781904275176
ISBN-10: 1904275176
Series: CRC Marine Science
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: November 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.36