1. Introductory concepts;
2. Tidal forcing;
3. Celestial motions;
4. Tidal constituents and the harmonic method;
5. Tidal wave propagation;
6. Tides in coastal seas and basins;
7. Internal tides.
Theo Gerkema is a senior researcher in the Department of Estuarine and Delta Systems at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). He graduated as a theoretical physicist from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and studied the generation of internal solitons for his Ph.D. at NIOZ. The early part of his career was devoted to studying internal tides and Coriolis effects. In recent years, his work has centered on coastal dynamics, tides, sediment transport and sea-level variability, involving sea-going observational work and modelling.