Accession Number : AD0875681

Title :   Preliminary Report on the Numerical Prediction of Tides and Tidal Currents for Various Wind Conditions in the South China Sea.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Lazanoff, Sheldon M. ; Clark, Dennis K.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : A modified version of Professor W. Hansen's (l966) numerical hydrodynamical prediction model is used to predict typical tide and tidal current variations in the South China Sea for five different wind fields. Cotidal charts constructed from the sum of the major partial tides are presented for higher high and lower low water. The model, basic assumptions and boundary conditions are presented. No statistical evaluation of the model results can be made because of the lack of actual data. However, based on the excellent results obtained with this model for the North Sea and the good correlation with existing South China Sea data, it is believed that these results are superior in detail and accuracy to existing interpretations of the area. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SOUTH CHINA SEA), (*TIDES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, WIND.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE