Training Services

We provide comprehensive training courses in tidal analysis and prediction - these are designed very much with our GeoTide customers in mind and have been designed to answer our customer's needs.

 

The courses generally concentrate on three main areas.

 

1. Hands-On Instruction in the Use of GeoTide

2. Practical Aspects of Tidal Data Processing

3. Theory of Harmonic Tidal Analysis


The aim of the training is to ensure that a sufficient number of members of staff are competent in Tidal Harmonic Analysis and can reliably carry out an analysis using GeoTide. Each topic is taught in power-point lecture format followed by a hands-on familiarisation workshop with reults targeted approach. Certificates of Competence can be Awarded to trainees as requested by our clients.


Chittagong Port Authority,
Bangladesh


Thai Navy,
Bangkok, Thailand

Typical Course Outline

Introduction & Background

Personal & Company Background

Importance and Effect of Tides

Introduction to Tidal Forces

Orbits

Tidal Forces: Derivation of Formulae

Spring and Neap Tides

Diurnal Inequality

Classification of Tides

Maps of Tide Types

Tidal Levels & Datums

Practical Analysis

Sourcing the Data

Preparing

Importing

Cleaning

Sampling

Analyzing

Predicting

Tidal Levels

Tidal Measurements

Measurement Errors

Instrumentation

Data Formats

Averaging

Sampling

Glitch Removal

Requirements

Tidal Representations

Modulation or Summation

Tidal Spectrum

Linear System Theory

Harmonic Constituents

World Tides

Amphidromic Charts

Doodson Constituents

Orbital Issues

History of Lunar and Tidal Theory

Origin of Constituents

Constituent Notations

Constituent Distribution

Tidal Harmonic Analysis: Methods

Prediction

Analysis as an Inverse Process

Residual Error

Matrix Methods

Iterative Methods

Lumped Schemes

Modulation

UKHO Simplified Scheme

Nodal Modulation

Nodal Constituents

Summary

Shallow Water Effects

Examples

Non - Linear Description

Effects in Time Domain

Effects in Frequency Domain

UKHO Simplified with SW Corrections

Extended Scheme

Selecting Constituents

Examples

Spectral Analysis

Harmonic and Fourier Analysis

Power Spectra

Low High Frequency Leakage (Aliasing)

Identification of Missing Constituents

Meteorological Effects

Case Studies