Exceptional high tides hit eastern Québec in 2010 and 2016.
(Groupe Facebook Grandes Marées 2010)
Popular belief suggests the highest tides in the St. Lawrence River are reached around the equinoxes. In truth, they arrive close to the solstices.
April’s super full moon was known as the pink moon because it heralds the arrival of spring flowers.
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Sea level is still rising, and when that lunar cycle starts upward again, it will mean double trouble for places like Miami.
Though it’s fairly straightforward to locate the Earth’s moon in space today, there is a fundamental gap in our understanding of how it got there.
When the sea level rises to its highest point, we call that high tide. When it falls to its lowest point, that’s called low tide.
The Moon has gravity of its own, which pulls the oceans (and us) towards it.
Tides are the largest they have been for 250m years.
King tides now regularly breach seawalls meant to protect Torres Strait Island communities, and it happened again last week.
King tides and rising seas are an increasing and predictable threat, but adaptation plans to limit the damage to coastal property are still not managing the political obstacles.
A motorist drives through “nuisance flooding” in Charleston, SC, Oct. 1, 2015.
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Climate change is raising global sea levels. Now research shows that ‘hot spots’ where seas rise another 4 to 5 inches in five years can occur along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, further magnifying floods.
Tampa residents take a rare chance for a stroll on the seabed.
Pictures of ocean bays emptied of water as Hurricane Irma moved through the Caribbean and Florida show that storm surges can move away from the coast, as well as onto it.
Dooagh beach, Ireland.
A entire beach in Ireland has returned 33 years after being washed away.
There’s a lot of water beneath our feet.
We know the tides affect the oceans, but it also affects groundwater. If we can understand how, then we can better protect this precious resource.
Residents of Collaroy, NSW, got a painful lesson in the power of the ocean in June.
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Many Australians live on the coast, but how much do we know about the risks? While average sea levels are relatively easy to gauge, the risk of flooding also depends on weather, landscape, and climate.
Climate change isn’t the only thing making sea levels higher and cyclones more intense.
..and high tides.
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This is what you get when a full moon, a perigee moon and the September equinox all happen at once.
Far from boring.
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Surfers and spectators gathered along the Severn Bore in Gloucestershire, England, in recent days to take advantage of the tidal wave that swept upstream. What’s known as a tidal bore – a wave of up to…
How long can you stay there depends on practice and physics.
“Tide goes in, tide goes out…you can’t explain that.” So claimed US talkshow anchor Bill O’Reilly, in a baffling attempt to discredit atheism which became something of a YouTube sensation. I have been…