A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Paul Hughes
Date: 2019 Feb 17, 08:10 -0800
W. H. Munk & D. E. Cartwright, 'Tidal spectroscopy and prediction' Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, A259 (1966) p.533-81. Walter and David gained a fellowship each for their combined work on the black-box response method. David died about five years ago. Easier going might be one of the more recent monographs by D. T. Pugh. For a realistic approximation only four components are usually needed: M2, S2, M1 & O2. Easiest of all may well be to just match a prediction in the Admiralty Tide Tables for any recent year for your port, with a similar lunar condition of phase and declination for about that time of year needed. NOAA's website run by Fred Espinac provides good proleptic lunar data, as does any early nineteenth century simple almanac provide contemporary data.