Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Ocean Sci., 15, 431–442, 2019

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

Ocean Sci., 15, 431–442, 2019

Research article 16 Apr 2019

Research article | 16 Apr 2019

The global distribution of the M1 ocean tide

Philip L. Woodworth

Data sets

Towards a global higher-frequency sea level data set P. L. Woodworth, J. R. Hunter, M. Marcos, P. Caldwell, M. Menéndez,, and I. Haigh

Short summary
This is the first investigation of the worldwide distribution of the degree-3 M1 ocean tide using over 800 tide gauge records and a global tide model. M1 is confirmed to have a geographical variation in the Atlantic and other basins consistent with the suggestion of Platzman and Cartwright that M1 is generated through the spatial and temporal overlap of M1 in the tidal potential and one (or at least a small number of) diurnal ocean normal mode(s).