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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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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.