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Development and Use of Tide Models in Alaska Supporting VDatum and Hydrographic Surveying
AbstractNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Ocean Service uses observations, hydrodynamic models and interpolation techniques to develop many of its products and services. We examine how two projects, computation of tidal datums for vertical datum transformation and the estimation of tidal characteristics for hydrographic surveys, are being developed in Alaska and how they may be more seamlessly integrated. Preliminary VDatum development for Alaska is in progress for the Alaska Panhandle through the setup of a high resolution tide model that will be used to compute spatially varying tidal datums. Tide models such as these can be used for other projects that traditionally rely on estimation of tides in between data locations, such as the planning for hydrographic surveys that need correctors to adjust bathymetry to the chart datum. We therefore also examine how an existing model in western Alaska can be used for better supporting hydrographic survey planning. The results show that integration of tide models with nearshore observations can provide improved information for these correctors and future work will further evaluate this methodology with existing VDatum tide models.
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Shi, L.; Wang, J.; Myers, E.; Huang, L. Development and Use of Tide Models in Alaska Supporting VDatum and Hydrographic Surveying. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2014, 2, 171-193.View more citation formats
Shi L, Wang J, Myers E, Huang L. Development and Use of Tide Models in Alaska Supporting VDatum and Hydrographic Surveying. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2014; 2(1):171-193.Chicago/Turabian Style
Shi, Lei; Wang, Jindong; Myers, Edward; Huang, Lijuan. 2014. "Development and Use of Tide Models in Alaska Supporting VDatum and Hydrographic Surveying." J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2, no. 1: 171-193.