Multi-Port Comparison of the Tidal Influence on Navigating Vessel Populations

This work applies the methodology presented by Mitchell & Scully (2014) for calculating the tidal dependence parameter (TD) to 25 U.S. port areas. Tidal prediction stations and observation reference lines are catalogued for considered ports. Results include relevant tide range and elevation threshold observations. Automatic identification system (AIS) data and 6-minute tide predictions are used to generate relative rankings for arriving cargo and tank vessel traffic for the years 2012-2014. Vessel arrivals are mapped to a weekly temporal grid to visualize port arrival processes for two port areas with extreme TD values. Results and method are discussed.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 832-842
  • Monograph Title: Ports 2016: Port Planning and Development

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  • Accession Number: 01605796
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479919
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 3:04PM