Solution of the tidal equations for the M2 and S2 tides in the world oceans from a knowledge of the tidal potential alone

@article{Accad1978SolutionOT,
  title={Solution of the tidal equations for the M2 and S2 tides in the world oceans from a knowledge of the tidal potential alone},
  author={Y. Accad and Chaim L. Pekeris},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  year={1978},
  volume={290},
  pages={235 - 266}
}
  • Y. Accad, C. Pekeris
  • Published 28 November 1978
  • Geology, Environmental Science
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Laplace’s tidal equations are solved for the M2 and S2 tides in the world oceans on the basis of a knowledge of the tidal potential alone. Tidal dissipation was taken to be limited to the coastline, where a fraction of the tidal energy incident on the coast was assumed to be absorbed. The coast was assumed to be either vertical or to have a sloping shelf, the latter model yielding results in better agreement with observations. The main purpose of this investigation was to determine the effects… 

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