Where are the tides located?

Where is the highest tide?

  • The world's highest tide is in the Bay of Fundy in Canada, where the difference between low and high tide can be up to 16.3 meters (53.5 feet). The highest tides in the US can reach 12.2 meters (40 feet) near Anchorage, Alaska.

How high is the tide?

  • Generally, there are four tides a day: two high tides, and two low tides. The variation in height between the tides depends on location, season, and astronomical phenomena; sometimes the variation is only a few feet, while on other occasions it has been recorded to be as much as 50 feet (15 meters).

What are two high tides and two low tides a day called?

  • Whereas semidiurnal tides are observed at the equator at all times, most locations north or south of the equator experience two unequal high tides and two unequal low tides per tidal day; this is called a mixed tide and the difference in height between successive high (or low) tides is called the diurnal inequality.

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