Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Research article
16 Dec 2019
Research article |  | 16 Dec 2019

Non-linear aspects of the tidal dynamics in the Sylt-Rømø Bight, south-eastern North Sea

Vera Fofonova, Alexey Androsov, Lasse Sander, Ivan Kuznetsov, Felipe Amorim, H. Christian Hass, and Karen H. Wiltshire

Data sets

Raw data of continuous VM-ADCP (vessel-mounted Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) profiles and DGPS during five cruises on board of MYA II in the Sylt-Rømø Bight. Alfred Wegener Institute - Wadden Sea Station Sylt F. de Luca Lopes de Amorim, L. Sander, and H. C. Hass

FESOM-C A. Androsov, V. Fofonova, I. Kuznetsov, S. Danilov, N. Rakowsky, S. Harig, H. Brix, and K. H. Wiltshire

Atlantic - European North West Shelf - Ocean Physics Analysis and Forecast, the data provided by Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service Copernicus Marine Databases

Sea elevation data provided by the Waterways and Shipping Office in Tönning, the Danish Meteorological Institute and the Danish Coastal Authority EMODnet physics database

Short summary
This study is dedicated to tidally induced dynamics in the Sylt-Rømø Bight with a focus on the non-linear component. The tidal residual circulation and asymmetric tidal cycles largely define the circulation pattern, transport and accumulation of sediment, and the distribution of bedforms. The newly obtained high-quality bathymetric data supported the use of high-resolution grids (up to 2 m in the intertidal zone) and elaboration of the details of tidal energy transformation in the domain.