publication . Article . 2011

Lunar tides in Loch Ness, Scotland

Pugh, David T.; Woodworth, Philip L.; Bos, Machiel S.;
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  • Published: 30 Nov 2011 Journal: Journal of Geophysical Research, volume 116 (issn: 0148-0227, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Measurements have been made of the astronomical tide in Loch Ness, Scotland, which is not directly connected to marine tides. Our measurements of the loch tide are, so far as we know, the first in a European lake where the tide originates primarily from ocean tide loading. Loch Ness is a readily accessible lake and is in a region for which the neighboring ocean tides are large and described well by modern global ocean tide models. The principal tidal constituent, M2, was observed to have an amplitude of approximately 1.5 mm, and to be in antiphase, at each end of the loch. These values are in close agreement with the theoretical combined effects of the direct gr...
Subjects
free text keywords: Earth Sciences, Earth-Surface Processes, Ecology, Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous), Space and Planetary Science, Palaeontology, Forestry, Aquatic Science, Atmospheric Science, Soil Science, Geochemistry and Petrology, Geophysics, Oceanography, Water Science and Technology, Tide gauge, Amplitude, Astronomical tide, Gravitation, Ocean tide, Geology, Tiltmeter
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publication . Article . 2011

Lunar tides in Loch Ness, Scotland

Pugh, David T.; Woodworth, Philip L.; Bos, Machiel S.;