XTide was designed for Unix and X11, not Microsoft Windows. If you want to try to use it under Windows anyway, there's a precompiled binary for the command-line client, and there are also some ports. However, these are all supported by their respective maintainers. Please route support questions accordingly.
On 2018-03-23, the file hosting was migrated from ftp to https. For now, the files in https://flaterco.com/files/xtide/ are also available by anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.flaterco.com/xtide/.
If you are looking for data for countries other than the US, read this FAQ.
|file||built with||works with||description|
|harmonics-dwf-20181227-free.tar.bz2||libtcd 2.2.7-r2||XTide 2.8+||All data for the US and associated locales available from the National Ocean Service web site as of 2018-12-24. List of included locations|
|harmonics-dwf-20181227-SQL.tar.bz2||PostgreSQL 11.1||Harmbase2||Dump of Harmbase2 database.|
It has become popular among app developers to derive works from the ancient final release of XTide version 1 because the C code of XTide 1 is simpler. Cosmetic issues aside, XTide 2 implements a better algorithm for estimating water levels at subordinate stations and correctly handles more of the unusual cases.
World Vector Shoreline data for optional use with XTide 2.5 or newer. 37 MB.
These files were published on the National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) 5-Minute Gridded Global Relief Data CD-ROM (ETOPO5), 1993, and are public domain. They are available from NOAA at http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/global/relief/ETOPO5/BOUNDARY/WVS. Related information is available at http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/fliers/93mgg01.html. If the files are obtained from NOAA, the filenames must be changed to all lowercase letters to work with XTide.
|Linux/Fedora||XTide RPMs are available in Fedora's "everything" package collection (formerly Fedora Extras) courtesy of Mamoru Tasaka et al.|
|Linux/Debian||Debian packages courtesy of Peter S. Galbraith. These are extremely out-of-date; you are better off to build from source and get the latest data.|
|DOS||DOS binary for the command-line client (2.15) built with DJGPP. It is usable in a DOS box under any 32-bit version of Windows and in DOSBox under 64-bit Windows.|
|Windows||Windows binary for the command-line client (2.15) built with Visual Studio Community 2015 with Update 1. It still has to run in a DOS box, but is compatible with Windows 10 64-bit.|
|Android/ARM||Android (ARM) binaries for tide and xttpd (2.15) built with android-ndk-r10e. The targeted device was a Kindle Fire 1st Gen (arch armv7-a, tune cortex-a9, API level 9, hard floating point). They are runnable only on a rooted device and serve mainly as a proof of concept for libxtide on Android.|
See also the IHO list of constituents in the next section.
IHO list of constituents, downloaded from http://www.iho.shom.fr/COMMITTEES/TC/Constituents.pdf on 2004-08-13 and 2006-08-25, and from https://www.iho.int/mtg_docs/com_wg/IHOTC/IHOTC_Misc/TWCWG_Constituent_list.pdf on 2018-01-01.
Link: NOS popular publications page
Manual of Harmonic Analysis and Prediction of Tides. Special Publication No. 98, Revised (1940) Edition (reprinted 1958 with corrections; reprinted again 1994). United States Government Printing Office, 1994. Downloaded from NOAA Central Library via NOAA's Historical Map & Chart Collection, 2015-04-27.
Computer Applications to Tides in the National Ocean Survey. Supplement to Manual of Harmonic Analysis and Prediction of Tides (Special Publication No. 98). National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, January 1982. Downloaded from NOS, 2016-12-18.
Tide and Current Glossary. National Ocean Service, January 2000. Downloaded from NOS, 2003-12-19.
Tidal Datums and their Applications. NOAA Special Publication NOS CO-OPS 1, June 2000. Downloaded from NOS, 2004-08-27.
Computational Techniques for Tidal Datums Handbook. NOAA Special Publication NOS CO-OPS 2, September 2003. Downloaded from NOS, 2007-03-01.
Tidal Analysis and Prediction. NOAA Special Publication NOS CO-OPS 3, July 2007. Downloaded from NOS, 2014-12-28.
Nathaniel Bowditch, LL.D. The American Practical Navigator: An Epitome of Navigation. NIMA Pub. No. 9, Bicentennial Edition, 2002. Downloaded from NGA, 2004-09-28. 42 MB. Chapter 9 is a tutorial on tides and currents.