Tidal Computations for Rivers, Coastal Areas, and Sea

by J. J. Dronkers,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1969, Vol. 95, Issue 1, Pg. 29-78

Document Type: Journal Paper


Tidal computation on a computer in one- and two-dimensional fields is dealt with. Various systems for one-dimensional computation are mentioned and practical applications for mutual comparison are included. Considered also is the presence of a jump. A two-dimensional computational scheme, recently developed by Leendertse is dealt with, together with a practical application. A short review of modern methods of tidal prediction is given. The appearance of the computer has had a great influence on computations for the prediction of the tide, especially at locations at the seaside. Such predictions can now be carried out more rapidly and accurately which is of special importance for navigation. For the construction of engineering works in tidal areas, accurate tidal predictions of future situations are of great value. They furnish the boundary conditions in tidal computations for future situations.

Subject Headings: Computing in civil engineering | Tides | Rivers and streams | Coastal environment | Seas and oceans | Comparative studies | Navigation (geomatic) | Engineering profession

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