Reference Sources and Links:


This site contains information of the history of tides, tide prediction, and water level measuring information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.


This site has information on waves, tides, and currents.  There are animations and pictures available on each topic. 


This site offers an introduction to what tides are and a graph of tide data as well.


This site discusses the formation of tides, in particular high and low tide information can be found here.


This site contains information from the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and the neap and spring tide animation referred to earlier.  This is an excellent way to visualize the sun and the moon in action.  Please see the warning below concerning this site.


This site has a general overview of tides and is a good starting point to learn about tides.


This site offers information on the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy, and the Minas Basin.


This site was used for images of the Moon and Earth.  It contains detailed information on both as well as the Earth and Moon Viewer, which includes maps and satellite images.


This site contains information regarding the Sun, its rotation, and information on other planets as well.


This site shows graphs, charts, and tables related to tidal information as part of the Physical Environment.

11. Physics for Scientists and Engineers, by Fishbane, Gasiorowicz and Thornton, Second Edition, Prentice Hall, 1996.

CAUTION: The explanations from the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Site contain a great deal of misinformation and the explanations given are incorrect.  





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