Numerical study of tides in the Bay of Sabang

H. A.A. Wahyudi, Y. Haditiar, M. Ikhwan, R. Wafdan, I. Setiawan, M. Muhammad, S. Sugianto, S. Rizal*

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This study aims to observe tidal sea behavior in Bay of Sabang by using a two-dimensional hydrodynamic model. The research domain was obtained from SRTM15, which had been interpolated so that it has a spatial resolution Δx = Δy = 0.1 minutes (185 meters). As a generator force, the open boundaries model is given five main tidal components (M2, S2, K1, N2, O1) obtained from TPXO 7.2 data. The model is simulated for 31 days with time step based on CFL condition criteria. Our model verification is quite good when compared with TMD prediction data (r = 0.9996). It shows that our model can be used for tidal hydrodynamics studies in Bay of Sabang. The results show that tides in Bay of Sabang are predominantly mixed prevailing semi-diurnal (F = 0.857). The speed of tidal currents in Bay of Sabang is quite small both for spring and neap tides. The difference in velocity between spring and neap tides reaches 0.6 cm/s.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012096
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Fisheries, Aquatic and Environmental Sciences 2019, ICFAES 2019, in conjunctions with the 6th Annual Conference of the Asian Society of Ichthyologist 2019, ASI 2019 - Banda Aceh, Aceh Province, Indonesia
Duration: 19 Jun 201920 Jun 2019


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