Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Ocean Sci., 15, 1287–1305, 2019

Special issue: Developments in the science and history of tides (OS/ACP/HGSS/NPG/SE...

Ocean Sci., 15, 1287–1305, 2019

Research article 02 Oct 2019

Research article | 02 Oct 2019

Predictability of non-phase-locked baroclinic tides in the Caribbean Sea

Edward D. Zaron


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ED: Publish as is (05 Sep 2019) by Philip Woodworth
Short summary
Ocean forecasting systems predict ocean water level, but the accuracy of predictions varies as a function of the forecast lead time and the dynamics causing water level variability. This study investigates the accuracy of predictions of tidal water levels in the AMSEAS forecast system, with emphasis on the small (roughly 5 cm) fluctuations associated with the baroclinic tide.