Tag: Tides and Currents

Natural History / Natural History - 9 years ago

Where can I get tide predictions?

Tide predictions are available for locations on the U.S. coastline, most of the islands in the Caribbean, and many islands in the Pacific Ocean. The image above shows tide predictions for Santa Monica, CA, as generated through the NOAA CO-OPS Tid...

Natural History / Natural History - 9 years ago

What is a rogue wave?

A rogue wave estimated at 18.3 meters (60 feet) in the Gulf Stream off of Charleston, S.C. At the time, surface winds were light at 15 knots. The wave was moving away from the ship after crashing into it moments before this photo was captured....

Natural History / Natural History - 9 years ago

Where is the highest tide?

The highest tides in the world can be found in Canada's Bay of Fundy. Shown here: Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, located in the Bay. Image credit: New Brunswick Department of Tourism and Parks (Canada). The highest tides in the world can be fo...

Natural History / Natural History - 9 years ago

What are tides?

The rise and fall of the tides play an important role in the natural world and can have a marked effect on maritime-related activities. The image aboves shows the NOAA San Francisco Tide Station, in operation for more than 150 years. Tides are...