Estimation of Hydrodynamic Effect on Tidal Variations in Gravity in the Transition Zone from the Continent to the Sea of Japan

Abstract—The residual vector В (B, β) calculated from the difference of the observed tidal variations in gravity Аobs(А, α) and tidal response of the Earth R (R, 0) for three variants of the models (DDW99, calculations in (Spiridonov, 2017) with PREM and IASP91) is compared with the total oceanic load vector L(L, λ) for the theoretical and synthesized ocean models. The total theoretical oceanic load is obtained for five ocean tide models (SCW80, FES95, FES2012, CSR40, NAO99) in the ATLANTIDA3.1_2014 program. The synthesized oceanic load is also calculated in this program but the component of the gravimetric effect describing the contribution from water masses is specified by the sea-level measurements at two observation points, one northwest of the stationary gravimetric point and the other in the immediate vicinity of it. The validity of the empirical sea level data was checked by their comparison with the calculated gravimetric effect from water masses obtained in the ATLANTIDA3.1_2014 program.

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The work was carried out in partial fulfillment of state-funded project “Spatiotemporal changes of geophysical fields, their relationship with the structure, geodynamics and seismotectonic processes in the lithosphere of the Far Eastern seas of Russia and their framing,” state registration no. AAAA-A17-117030110032-3.

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Proshkina, Z.N., Valitov, M.G., Kolpashchikova, T.N. et al. Estimation of Hydrodynamic Effect on Tidal Variations in Gravity in the Transition Zone from the Continent to the Sea of Japan. Izv., Phys. Solid Earth 57, 98–109 (2021).

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  • tidal variations of gravity
  • ocean tide models
  • tidal response of solid Earth
  • sea level measurements
  • Sea of ​​Japan
  • Port Posyet
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