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UKCP18 Simulated Impact of Mean Sea Level Change on Tidal Characteristics around the UK

Update Frequency: As Needed
Latest Data Update: 2018-11-21
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2018-11-26
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Dataset Size: 21 Files | 5GB


The data are simulated instantaneous sea surface elevations above time-mean sea level due to tides alone. The data were produced by the Met Office Hadley Centre. The data were produced to investigate the impact of simulated mean sea level increase on UK coastal tides. To produce the data, the CS3 continental shelf model was used to simulate the tides under various different amounts of mean sea level increase (simulated by simply increasing the bathymetry). The data are the resulting simulated sea surface elevations above the mean sea level. The data covers a period of about 28 days (one spring-neap cycle), and applies to the UK coast.

Citable as:  Met Office Hadley Centre (2018): UKCP18 Simulated Impact of Mean Sea Level Change on Tidal Characteristics around the UK. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: UKCP18, Marine, Tide Surge, Historical, Projections, Case Studies


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Data provided by the UK Met Office

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Data are NetCDF formatted

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This dataset was generated by the computation detailed below.

UKCP18 Simulated Impact of Mean Sea Level Change on Tidal Characteristics Around the UK


The POLCS3 storm surge model was used to produce a simulation of the tides around the UK with mean sea level artificially increased by zero, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 3, 4.5, 5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5 or 10 metres. The data show the sea surface elevation relative to the imposed mean sea level. No atmospheric forcing is included: the simulation is tide only (no storm surge).

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  • units: m
  • long_name: MSLchange
  • var_id: mslchange
  • units: m
  • long_name: Sea surface height above mean sea level due to modelled astronomical tide only
  • var_id: tideAnom

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
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