Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Ocean Sci., 17, 615–649, 2021

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

Ocean Sci., 17, 615–649, 2021

Research article 05 May 2021

Research article | 05 May 2021

FES2014 global ocean tide atlas: design and performance

Florent H. Lyard et al.

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Since the mid-1990s, a series of FES (finite element solution) global ocean tidal atlases has been produced with the primary objective to provide altimetry missions with a tidal de-aliasing correction. We describe the underlying hydrodynamic/data assimilation design and accuracy assessments for the FES2014 release. The FES2014 atlas shows overall improved performance and has consequently been integrated in satellite altimetry and gravimetric data processing and adopted in ITRF standards.