Central pressure of the eye of the storm (tropical storm parameter) [force/length2]

Harmonic polynomial expansion terms that collectively describe the relative

positions of the earth, moon, and sun (Equations II-5-14 and II-5-15)

Peripheral or far-field pressure (tropical storm parameter) [force/length2]

Poisson probability law (Equation II-5-25)

Distance between the centers of mass of two bodies (Equation II-5-7) [length]

Radius to maximum wind (tropical storm parameter) [length]

Tide classification parameter (Equation II-5-22) [dimensionless]

Distance from the center of the earth to the center of the moon [length]

Distance of a point located on the surface of the earth to the center of the moon

[length]

Distance from the center of the earth to the center of the sun [length]

Distance of a point located on the surface of the earth to the center of the sun

[length]

Local time meridian (Equation II-5-17)

Mass of the sun

Time measured from some initial epoch or time

Number of years used in the Poisson probability law (Equation II-5-25)

Wave period [time]

Natural free oscillating period of a basin (Equation II-5-26) [time]

Fluid velocity (water particle velocity) in the x-direction [length/time]

Maximum wind (tropical storm parameter) [length/time]

Forward speed of the eye of the storm (tropical storm parameter) [length/time]

Attractive force potentials per unit mass for the moon and sun (Equation II-5-9)

Fluid velocity (water particle velocity) in the z-direction [length/time]

Water depth below the SWL [length]

II-5-70

Water Levels and Long Waves

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