Tide-generating potential for the earth

  • Hans-Georg Wenzel
Earth Tides
Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 66)


We will discuss in the following the definition and computation of tidal accelerations and of the tidal potential, the expansion of the tidal potential in spherical harmonics, the spectral analysis of the spherical harmonic expansion yielding a tidal potential catalogue, the accuracy of the currently available tidal potential catalogues, and the computation of the tidal forcing function (tidal potential and tidal accelerations) for a rigid Earth using a tidal potential catalogue.


Spherical Harmonic Celestial Body Tidal Wave Spherical Harmonic Expansion Centrifugal Acceleration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Georg Wenzel
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  1. 1.Geodätisches InstitutUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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