Contributions of annual and semiannual tidal constituents to chart datum in the China seas and adjacent waters

Yikai Feng Yanguang Fu Long Yang Dongxu Zhou

Yikai Feng, Yanguang Fu, Long Yang, Dongxu Zhou. Contributions of annual and semiannual tidal constituents to chart datum in the China seas and adjacent waters[J]. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2023, 42(10): 127-136. doi: 10.1007/s13131-023-2231-5
Citation: Yikai Feng, Yanguang Fu, Long Yang, Dongxu Zhou. Contributions of annual and semiannual tidal constituents to chart datum in the China seas and adjacent waters[J]. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 2023, 42(10): 127-136. doi: 10.1007/s13131-023-2231-5

doi: 10.1007/s13131-023-2231-5

Contributions of annual and semiannual tidal constituents to chart datum in the China seas and adjacent waters

Funds: The National Natural Science Foundation of China under contract No. 42104035; the Basic Scientific Fund for National Public Research Institutes of China under contract No. 2023Q05; the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province under contract No. ZR2020QD087.
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  • Figure  1.  Tide gauge station distribution in the China seas and adjacent waters. Red dots indicate the Chinese tide gauge stations considered in this study, black triangles identity locations of the GESLA-2 stations, and solid gray lines indicate the TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason primary mission tracks.

    Figure  2.  Histogram of the time length of tidal observations at the GESLA-2 tide gauge stations.

    Figure  3.  Satellite-derived tidal amplitudes and phase values of annual (Sa) and semiannual (Ssa) long-period tidal constituents.

    Figure  4.  Statistics of amplitude values of annual (Sa) and semiannual (Ssa) in offshore (depth < 200 m, a and c) and deep-sea (depth > 200 m, b and d) area.

    Figure  5.  Long-period tidal constants of annual (Sa) and semiannual (Ssa) tidal constituents at the 82 tide gauge stations.

    Figure  6.  Spatial distribution of satellite-derived long-period tidal contributions. Colored dots depict results from the tide gauge stations.

    Figure  7.  Distribution of the long-period tidal constituent contributions to the theoretical lowest tide (TLT).

    Figure  8.  Annual (Sa) and semiannual (Ssa) tidal amplitude differences as a function of the latitude of the tide gauge stations (a), and the distance between the tide gauge stations and the nearest satellite along-track point (b).

    Figure  9.  Comparison of long-period tidal contributions between tide gauge results and satellite-derived results.

    Table  1.   Geographical information and harmonic constants of annual (Sa) and semiannual (Ssa) long-period tidal constituents at the Chinese tidal gauge stations

    Station No.LatitudeLongitudeSaSsa
    Note: err represents standard error.
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    Table  2.   Geographical correction models used for tidal constituent analysis

    Geography correctionEdit criteriaDescription
    Dry tropospheric correction−2.40−2.10ECMWF dry tropospheric correction
    Wet tropospheric correction−0.600.00radiometer wet tropospheric correction
    Ionospheric correction−0.040.04smoothed dual-frequency ionospheric correction
    Solid earth tide−1.001.00Elastic response to tidal potential
    Load tide−0.500.50FES2014a load tide
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    Table  3.   Length of TOPEX/Poseidon satellite-derived data required to fully separate the 13 tidal constituents (unit: a)

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    Table  4.   Differences in amplitude (cm) of long-period tidal constituents and theoretical lowest tide (TLT) value obtained from time series records of different time scales

    Continuous time lengthSaSsaTLT
    1 a−8.539.942.69−5.775.151.95−26.8019.065.69
    2 a−−4.563.671.37−26.7618.615.09
    3 a−6.404.511.44−2.703.151.09−23.8018.124.72
    5 a−3.463.181.06−1.992.540.89−12.3814.474.22
    10 a−2.051.990.60−−8.347.402.81
    18 a−1.060.740.29−0.570.760.19−1.481.680.43
    Note: err represents standard error.
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    Table  5.   Average contribution of three types of tidal constituents to the theoretical lowest tide in the four regions of the China seas and adjacent waters

    Sea areaEight major constituents contribution/%Shallow water tidal contribution/%Long-period tidal contribution/%
    Bohai Sea77.082.1823.97
    Yellow Sea85.781.9615.06
    East China Sea91.800.6310.12
    South China Sea92.871.289.09
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  • 收稿日期:  2023-03-23
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