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Doodson tidal wave components

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Earth tidal waves harmonic development by Darwin-Doodson

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Updated 28 May 2014

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This function gives the parameters for about 40 main wave components of Earth tides due to Sun and Moon, using the harmonic development of Arthur Thomas Doodson. For a given wave, it returns in a structure the 6 Doodson's arguments, wave Darwin's symbol, wave description and the wave period (in days).

>> X=doodson('M2')
X =

symbol: {'M2'}
name: {'Principal lunar semidiurnal'}
doodson: [2 0 0 0 0 0]
period: 0.5175

Type doodson without argument to see the list of available waves.

Comments and Ratings (4)


Thanks Kevin. Actually very few people know the great utility of this function!

Fantastic! Just what I needed.


MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2014a
Compatible with any release
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