STUDIES ON THE CORRELATION OF TIDAL ELEVATION CHANGES ALONG THE WESTERN COASTLINE OF TAIWAN

H.H. Hwung, C.L. Tsai, C.C. Wu

Abstract


In order to understand the characteristics of tidal elevation changes along the western coastline of Taiwan, the authors collected the tidal records at the same duration from eleven stations and made an elaborate analysis in this paper. First step, the main tidal constituents were picked out from spectrum analysis, and the amplitudes and phase angles of these tidal constituents would be obtained by harmonic analysis. Then the variations of amplitude and phase lag of the main constituents and the variations of mean high water level and mean low water level along the coastline would be presented in the figures respectively. Finally, based on the results of harmonic analysis, the energy density of tide for every station could be calculated separately, and the location of the maximum energy density would be determined by cubic spline method.

Keywords


Taiwan; tidal elevation

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