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An Introduction to Tides

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  • Author: Theo Gerkema, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
  • Date Published: June 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108464055

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  • This textbook is a self-contained introduction to tides that will be useful for courses on tides in oceans and coastal seas at an advanced undergraduate and postgraduate level, and will also serve as the go-to book for researchers and coastal engineers needing information about tides. The material covered includes: a derivation of the tide-generating potential; a systematic overview of the main lunar periodicities; an intuitive explanation of the origin of the main tidal constituents; basic wave models for tidal propagation (e.g. Kelvin waves, the Taylor problem); shallow-water constituents; co-oscillation and resonance; frictional and radiation damping; the vertical structure of tidal currents; and a separate chapter on internal tides, which deals with ocean stratification, propagation of internal tides (vertical modes and characteristics) and their generation. Exercises are provided in each chapter.

    • Widely accessible to students and researchers alike due to there being no need for prior knowledge of advanced mathematical methods to understand the material
    • Fills a need for an introductory textbook on tides since there is currently none available on the market
    • Material is logically ordered, making this book a useful guide in courses on tides
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    • Date Published: June 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108464055
    • length: 222 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 174 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 101 b/w illus. 5 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgment
    1. Introductory concepts
    2. Tidal forcing
    3. Celestial motions
    4. Tidal constituents and the harmonic method
    5. Tidal wave propagation
    6. Tides in coastal seas and basins
    7. Internal tides.

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    Theo Gerkema, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
    Theo Gerkema is a senior researcher in the Department of Estuarine and Delta Systems at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). He graduated as a theoretical physicist from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and studied the generation of internal solitons for his Ph.D. at NIOZ. The early part of his career was devoted to studying internal tides and Coriolis effects. In recent years, his work has centered on coastal dynamics, tides, sediment transport and sea-level variability, involving sea-going observational work and modelling.

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