Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hark! Is that the King Tide Approaching?

I've heard of a spring tide and a neap tide but never a king tide. Apparently one is on its way though and the Long Island Sound Study is crowd-sourcing its extent and with a good rationale:

As sea levels continue to rise due to climate change, this unusual flooding brought during the King Tide will become common as tides continue to rise and fall under an elevated sea level. Although not caused by sea level rise, the height of a King Tide gives us an idea of what the average high tide level will be in 20-30 years.

They want you to take pictures, before and at its height, and then email them in or put them on Facebook. It sounds like a good project. Here are the details.

(Gina says NO one will get the allusion in the title. Anyone?)



Anonymous Robert Funicello said...

It's the highest, biggest tide, hence its the "King"?

2:26 PM  
Anonymous patty said...

no its shakesphere i think from midsummers night dream or much ado about nothing

6:13 PM  

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