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OS | Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 14, 1057–1068, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-1057-2018
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Special issue: Developments in the science and history of tides (OS/ACP/HGSS/NPG/SE...

Ocean Sci., 14, 1057–1068, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-14-1057-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 14 Sep 2018

Research article | 14 Sep 2018

Radiational tides: their double-counting in storm surge forecasts and contribution to the Highest Astronomical Tide

Joanne Williams et al.

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Tide predictions based on tide-gauge observations are not just astronomical tides; they also contain periodic sea level changes due to the weather. Forecasts of total water level during storm surges add the immediate effects of the weather to the astronomical tide prediction and thus risk double-counting these effects. We use a global model to see how much double-counting may affect these forecasts and also how much of the Highest Astronomical Tide may be due to recurrent weather patterns.
Tide predictions based on tide-gauge observations are not just astronomical tides; they also...
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