This week long workshop provides an introduction to basic tidal theory and the factors that affect the tides and tidal stream/ current. As an introductory workshop, the Tides and Water Levels Technical Workshop is aimed at countries wishing to develop their tidal capabilities. The ultimate aim is to ensure that tide gauges within a region are installed and referenced correctly to a common national datum thus allowing Member States to provide reliable, accurate tidal data to the international community.
- An overview of various types of equipment used to measure tides and tidal stream
- An explanation and demonstrations on how to correctly install a tide gauge, find the tide gauge zero and calibrate the equipment
- An introduction into tidal analysis and prediction methods
- A practical session giving first-hand knowledge of the equipment used to level a tide gauge into the national benchmark system, as well as how to carry out basic maintenance and repairs
At the end of the course, the participant should be able to:
Choose proper locations to install a tide gauge
Develop their own tidal networks
Gather and store the best quality data possible
Tide, Tidal Theory, Tide gauges, Measurement, Data management
- Ruth Farre (BSc. Cert. Nat. Sci.), South African Navy Hydrographic Office
Contents developed by Ruth Farre (South African Navy Hydrographic Office) for IHO and reproduced with permission from IHO.
- Emiliani, C: Dictionary of the Physical Sciences: Terms, Formulas, Data. Oxford University Press 1987
- Hatfield, HR (Cdr RN): Admiralty Manual of Hydrographic Surveying: Volume 2 Chapter 2: Tides and Tidal Streams. The Hydrographer of the Navy, Taunton Somerset. 1969