Barotropic tides in the Northeast Atlantic inferred from moored current meter data.

Dick, G. and Siedler, Gerold (1985) Barotropic tides in the Northeast Atlantic inferred from moored current meter data. Open Access Deutsche Hydrographische Zeitschrift, 38 (1). pp. 7-22. DOI DOI:10.1007/BF02226433.

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Abstract

Current data obtained from 7 moorings in the Northeast Atlantic in the course of many years are analysed with respect to semi-diurnal barotropic and baroclinic tides and diurnal barotropic tides. For semi-diurnal tides M2 and S2 the energy distribution is usually dominated by the barotropic mode; only in a few cases does the first-order baroclinic mode contain higher energy. Barotropic tidal ellipse orientations are found to be consistent with results from earlier tide gauge observations in this area. Significant deviations occur, however, in amplitudes. Results for the diurnal component K1 are also presented. With few exceptions, tides are found to be progressive waves in this area. The current ellipse pattern is similar to results obtained indirectly by Cartwright, Edden, Spencer et al. [1980] from tide gauge observations.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Physical oceanography
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-PO Physical Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: DOI:10.1007/BF02226433
ISSN: 0012-0308
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2012 11:58
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 12:41
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/15377

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