Tidal Surges

Tidal Indicator, Delaware River, Delaware c. 1897.
Tidal Indicator, Delaware River, Delaware c. 1897

 

No matter how accurate tidal predictions are, the mariner always needs to know the state of the tide in real-time. This is because, in addition to the normal tide, there are often tidal surges which are caused by atmospheric pressure and wind.

 

Surges are more frequent then people think. For example, around the coast of the UK, tidal surges of one or even two meters occur several times per year in many locations.

 

Being caused by weather, tidal surges are difficult to predict and unlike the normal tide cannot be tabulated in advance.

 

Our software package TideReach continuously dispays the state of the tide in terms of height and rate-of-rise on web, smart-phone, tablet and PC. It also predicts tidal surges providing advanced notice of up to a few hours. More..

 


TideReachSP: Interactive Web Display

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TideReach: Monitor Display