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Currents and tide

Mean water level

The mean water level (unaffected by tide) can be set per region to make the heightmaps match with the actual level of the sea.

Tidal water level

The actual tides for any place on the world are computed using the data from AVISO.

Tidal current

The strength and direction of the tidal current can be set for any location. After that, the simulator will compute the actual current based on the actual tide and the phase of the moon (neap tide, spring tide).

Ocean current

Ocean currents are computed from OSCAR data.

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