The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume XLVIII-4/W6-2022
07 Feb 2023
 | 07 Feb 2023


T. Sambasivam, A. H. M. Din, M. H. Hamden, N. A. Zulkifli, and N. H. M. Adzmi

Keywords: TOTIS software, tidal analysis, tide gauge, Valeport Current Meter 105, Selangor river

Abstract. Tidal data has been used to determine long-term water level alterations. Tides are high-powered and notoriously hard to ascertain. Tidal analysis and prediction need substantial study with the requisite approaches, techniques, and tools in conjunction with weather parameters and natural calamities. TOtal TIde Solution (TOTIS) software, which is rooted in harmonic analysis, is one of the most often used software in Malaysia. This study aims to interpret the current circulation and tidal pattern at the Selangor River, Kuala Selangor, Selangor Darul Ehsan. A period of one-month data is retrieved via Valeport 740 Tide Gauge from tide gauge station, whereas the current data are retrieved via Valeport Current Meter 105, which are used to analysed. The latest updated data period for the tide gauge station utilised are based on the availability of data. Therefore, tides are predicted using 33 resolved constituents for two years, starting from January 2021 until December 2022. Tidal analysis generates tidal constituents, which are then used for tidal prediction. Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) and datum offset are used to evaluate software's output. It signifies that TOTIS software is trustworthy and reliable in terms of tidal analysis and prediction accuracy. The highest river current records with high speed occur during high tide phenomenon. The output data for magnitude of river current speed are derived satisfactorily with high precision. It aids in monitoring and analyse of an appropriate method to prevent or reduce additional river erosion.