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Re: High and low tide England

Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
I lived near Clevedon in Somerset for a couple of years - the tides there were phenomenal, about 50'. From what I understand, only Fundy has higher tides.
I hate to get all pedantic (well, maybe not).

Canada can at least claim the two highest tides.

The results obtained from analysis of the data in Ungava Bay indicate a maximum predicted tidal
range to be 16.8 meters over the 19-year period from 1998 to 2016. The maximum predicted range in
Minas Basin was 17.0 meters for the same period. The estimate of accuracy at both sites was
determined to be ± 0.4 meters (95 percent confidence). As both computations essentially agree within
the limits of the error boundaries, the contest was concluded to be a draw. Both sites now share the
official accolade of “World’s Largest Tides”.

years ago I had a a long phone chat with one of the authors about why Canada uses mean and large tides instead of springs and neaps.

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