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Tidal Datums and Their Applications

By Gill, Stephen K.

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Title: Tidal Datums and Their Applications  
Author: Gill, Stephen K.
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Language: English
Subject: Science., Ecology & environment, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (U.S.)
Collections: National Oceanographic Data Center
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Publisher: Government Reference Publication

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Gill, S. K. (n.d.). Tidal Datums and Their Applications. Retrieved from http://www.ebooklibrary.org/


Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Purposes of Water Level Observations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Report Purpose and Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2. TIDAL OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Characteristics of the Tides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Tidal Analysis and Predictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Harmonic Constituents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Other Signals in Water Level Measurements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 3. TIDAL DATUMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 A. Chronology from the 1800s to the Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 B. Legal History of Tidal Datums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 C. Congressional Acts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Laws Relating to NOS Organic Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 The Organic Act of Feb. 10, 1807 (2 Stat, 413) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Appropriations Act of 1841 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Coast and Geodetic Survey Act of August 6, 1947 (61, Stat, 787) . . . . . . . 16 Under the Submerged Lands Act of 1953 (67 Stat, 29) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act of 1953 (67 Stat 462) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Act of April 5, 1960 (74 Stat. 16) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Public Law 105-384 November 13, 1998 (112 Stat. 3451) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Laws Relating to Present Regulatory Context . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 401) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Bridges over Navigable Waters (33 U.S.C. 491-535) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Suits in Admiralty Act of 1920 (46 U.S.C. 741) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ports and Waterways Safety Act of 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Deepwater Port Act of 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Fisheries Conservation and Management Act of 1976 (PL 94-265) . . . . . . 18 National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. 1431) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 D. Supreme Court Decisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 E. National Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 National Tidal Datum Convention of 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 F. International Agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Convention on the Continental Shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

 

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