Tidal Data

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Tracking Tidal Data
Texas Tidal Data
Texas Tidal Data
Water Level
Water Level
Water Level
Water Level
Texas Tidal Data
Texas Tidal Data
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2009
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2009
01 Jan - 04 Jan, 2009
01 Jan - 04 Jan, 2009

01 Jan - 04 Jan, 2009
01 Jan - 04 Jan, 2009
Water Level
Water Level
KeyWest Tidal Data
KeyWest Tidal Data

Water Level
Water Level
KeyWest Tidal Data
KeyWest Tidal Data
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2009
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2009

Connecticut Tidal Data
Connecticut Tidal Data
Water Level
Water Level
01 Jan - 04 Jan, 2009
01 Jan - 04 Jan, 2009

Water Level
Water Level
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2009
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2009
Connecticut Tidal Data
Connecticut Tidal Data

01 Jan - 04 Jan, 2009
01 Jan - 04 Jan, 2009
Alaska Tidal Data
Alaska Tidal Data
Water Level
Water Level

Water Level
Water Level
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2009
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2009
Alaska Tidal Data
Alaska Tidal Data

The five pairs of graphs broken down by geographical region represent the water levels of the individual bodies of water as affected by the tides. Tides are affected by many different things. They are caused by the gravitational interaction between the Earth and the Moon. The gravitational attraction of the moon causes the oceans to bulge out in the direction of the moon. Another bulge occurs on the opposite side, since the Earth is also being pulled toward the moon (and away from the water on the far side). Since the earth is rotating while this is happening, two tides occur each day. (Oceans and Seas, 2003) In addition to the actions of the Earth and the Moon, the actions of tides are also shaped by their location.

If the Earth were a perfect sphere without large continents, all areas on the planet would experience two equally proportioned high and low tides every lunar day. This is not the case, so the large continents block the block the westward passage of the tidal bulges as the Earth rotates. Unable to move freely around the globe, these...
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