Using the NOAA Tidal Analysis Datums Calculator

Using the NOAA Tidal Analysis Datums Calculator

After completing the lesson, the learner will be able to do the following:

  • Describe what the NOAA tidal analysis datums calculator (TAD) does and how it does it.
    • Describe the data format read by TAD.
    • Describe the data requirements (minimum length of record, data gaps).
    • Describe the processes TAD uses to compute datums (FRED, MMSC, TBYT).
    • Describe how TAD determines which process to utilize.
  • Describe the output files computed by TAD.
    • List the output files.
    • Describe the contents of the SDC.out file.
  • Given a properly formatted dataset, determine tidal datums using TAD.