Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Research article
08 Apr 2016
Research article |  | 08 Apr 2016

Tidal elevation, current, and energy flux in the area between the South China Sea and Java Sea

Zexun Wei, Guohong Fang, R. Dwi Susanto, Tukul Rameyo Adi, Bin Fan, Agus Setiawan, Shujiang Li, Yonggang Wang, and Xiumin Gao

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Harmonic constants of tides and tidal currents are obtained from long-term observations. Diurnal tides and tidal currents dominate in southern Natuna Sea and Karimata and Gaspar straits. Existing numerical model results are not accurate in the study area. Existing tidal models based on satellite observation need to be improved for the area.