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The effect of uncertain bottom friction on estimates of tidal current power

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Uncertainty affects estimates of the power potential of tidal currents, resulting in large ranges in values reported for a given site, such as the Pentland Firth, UK. We examine the role of bottom friction, one of the most important sources of uncertainty. We do so by using perturbation methods to find the leading-order effect of bottom friction uncertainty in theoretical models by Garrett & Cummins (2005 Proc. R. Soc. A461, 2563–2572. (doi:10.1098/rspa.2005.1494); 2013 J. Fluid Mech.714,...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rsos.180941

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
Oxford college:
Worcester College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6154-3357
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Funding agency for:
Van Den Bremer, T
Grant:
Research Fellowship
Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Royal Society Open Science Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
1
Article number:
180941
Publication date:
2019-01-09
Acceptance date:
2018-11-09
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ISSN:
2054-5703
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940939
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pubs:940939
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uuid:8c9a38df-6e84-4104-818f-0562b09b744b
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pubs:940939
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2018-11-12

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