What determines tide height?
What are the factors that affect the height of a tide?
- Wind speed
- Wind duration
- Fetch - distance of wind travel over open water
- Depth of water/roughness of sea bed
- Direction and speed of tide
How is height of tides calculated?
- An estimate of tide height at a time is possible using the "rule of twelfths". In this method the tidal range is divided by twelve and it is assumed that the 1/12 of the range flows in the first hour, another 2/12 in the second hour, another 3/12 in the third hour, and so on.
What is the definition of height of tide?
- height of tide. [′hīt əv ′tīd] (oceanography) Vertical distance from the chart datum to the level of the water at any time; it is positive if the water level is higher than the chart datum.
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