COASTAL REVEIW ONLINE
Due to the lunar perigee
on Friday and the super new moon Saturday, higher than normal water
levels are being predicted next week, the North Carolina King Tides
Project announced Monday.
The North Carolina King Tides Project, a
citizen science initiative to document high tide events using photos,
is asking those who experience king tides to snap photos of high water
and email the images to [email protected]
This will be the last King Tide event of the year, according to the calendar on the King Tides website.
Tides is a non-scientific term used to describe the predicted highest
high-tide and lowest low-tide events of the year. King tides are regular
and predictable events that occur when the sun, Earth and moon are in
alignment and the moon is at its closest point to the Earth, the website
The photos will help North Carolina King Tides Project
better understand storm, tidal and wind-driven flooding in the area.
The photos will also be used to better inform community planning and
help envision future vulnerabilities to high water levels.
photos can help with visualizing how “normal” high tides could look in
the future as sea levels rise. By visualizing these higher tide events,
researchers can better understand how rising sea levels will affect
local resources and community investments.
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