2nd Tidal Flow Forum



On June 14, 1988, the 2nd Tidal Flow Forum was held at the VIIth International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources. The meeting took place in Boston, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the participation of scientists and engineers from North America and Europe. Simulations of the tides in the English Channel and the southern bight of the North Sea (see figure) with two-dimensional state-of-the-art finite element and finite difference models were presented. By seeking to establish a benchmark computation, the conclusions reached at the Forum represent an important contribution to the understanding of our present-day numerical modeling capabilities in the area of tidal hydrodynamics.