Description Usage Arguments Details Value Known issues References See Also Examples

This function is intended to provide a bridge to
`predict.tidem()`

, enabling tidal predictions based
on published tables of harmonic fits.

1 |

`tRef` |
a POSIXt value indicating the mean time of the
observations used to develop the harmonic model. This is rounded
to the nearest hour in |

`latitude` |
Numerical value indicating the latitude of the
observations that were used to create the harmonic model. This
is needed for nodal-correction procedures carried out
by |

`name` |
character vector holding names of constituents. |

`amplitude` |
Numeric vector of constituent amplitudes. |

`phase` |
Numeric vector of constituent Greenwich phases. |

`debug` |
an integer specifying whether debugging information is
to be printed during the processing. This is a general parameter that
is used by many |

Note that only constituent names known to `tidem()`

are handled.
The permitted names are those listed in Foreman (1978), and
tabulated with

1 2 |

Warnings are issued for any constituent name that is not in this list; as
of the late summer of 2019, the only example seen in practice is
`M1`

, which according to Wikipedia (2019) has frequency 0.0402557, which
is very close to that of `NO1`

, i.e. 0.04026859, perhaps explaining
why Foreman (1978) did not handle this constituent. A warning is
issued if this or any other unhandled constituent is provided
in the `name`

argument to `as.tidem()`

.

An object of tidem, with only minimal contents.

There are two known differences between `tidem()`

and the Matlab
`T_TIDE`

package, as listed in references 3 and 4. Work on these
issues is planned for the summer of 2020.

Foreman, M. G. G., 1978. Manual for Tidal Currents Analysis and Prediction. Pacific Marine Science Report. British Columbia, Canada: Institute of Ocean Sciences, Patricia Bay.

Wikipedia, "Theory of Tides." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_tides Downloaded Aug 17, 2019.

Github issue 1653: tidem() and t_tide do not produce identical results https://github.com/dankelley/oce/issues/1653

Github issue 1654: predict(tidem()) uses all constituents, unlike T_TIDE https://github.com/dankelley/oce/issues/1654

Other things related to tides:
`[[,tidem-method`

,
`[[<-,tidem-method`

,
`plot,tidem-method`

,
`predict.tidem()`

,
`summary,tidem-method`

,
`tidalCurrent`

,
`tidedata`

,
`tidem-class`

,
`tidemAstron()`

,
`tidemVuf()`

,
`tidem`

,
`webtide()`

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 | ```
# Simulate a tide table with output from tidem().
data(sealevelTuktoyaktuk)
# 'm0' is model fitted by tidem()
m0 <- tidem(sealevelTuktoyaktuk)
p0 <- predict(m0, sealevelTuktoyaktuk[["time"]])
m1 <- as.tidem(mean(sealevelTuktoyaktuk[["time"]]), sealevelTuktoyaktuk[["latitude"]],
m0[["name"]], m0[["amplitude"]], m0[["phase"]])
# Test agreement with tidem() result, by comparing predicted sealevels.
p1 <- predict(m1, sealevelTuktoyaktuk[["time"]])
expect_lt(max(abs(p1 - p0), na.rm=TRUE), 1e-10)
# Simplified harmonic model, using large constituents
# > m0[["name"]][which(m[["amplitude"]]>0.05)]
# [1] "Z0" "MM" "MSF" "O1" "K1" "OO1" "N2" "M2" "S2"
h <- "
name amplitude phase
Z0 1.98061875 0.000000
MM 0.21213065 263.344739
MSF 0.15605629 133.795004
O1 0.07641438 74.233130
K1 0.13473817 81.093134
OO1 0.05309911 235.749693
N2 0.08377108 44.521462
M2 0.49041340 77.703594
S2 0.22023705 137.475767"
coef <- read.table(text=h, header=TRUE)
m2 <- as.tidem(mean(sealevelTuktoyaktuk[["time"]]),
sealevelTuktoyaktuk[["latitude"]],
coef$name, coef$amplitude, coef$phase)
p2 <- predict(m2, sealevelTuktoyaktuk[["time"]])
expect_lt(max(abs(p2 - p0), na.rm=TRUE), 1)
par(mfrow=c(3, 1))
oce.plot.ts(sealevelTuktoyaktuk[["time"]], p0)
ylim <- par("usr")[3:4] # to match scales in other panels
oce.plot.ts(sealevelTuktoyaktuk[["time"]], p1, ylim=ylim)
oce.plot.ts(sealevelTuktoyaktuk[["time"]], p2, ylim=ylim)
``` |

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