Carolina Beach Participating In UNC King Tides Project

Carolina Beach Participating In UNC King Tides Project

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By / Local News / الثلاثاء, 24 نيسان/أبريل 2018 01:30

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Town of Carolina Beach has partnered with the UNC Institute for Marine Science (IMS) to gather tidal data in Myrtle Grove Sound.
The Town is seeking volunteers to help read tidal gauges at several locations. The gauges were recently installed as part of the "King Tides Project".
According to Assistant Town Manager Ed Parvin, "IMS has installed a tidal gauge at the south end of the Town Marina.  The Town has committed to reading this tidal gauge daily anytime between 11am and 1pm.  This is where we need your help." Citizens can visit the Town's web site at
www.carolinabeach.org and sign up to volunteer to read gauges installed at the Carolina Beach Town Marina on Canal Drive, Sandpiper Lane, and Carolina Beach State Park.
What is the King Tides Project? According to the King Tides web site at http://nckingtides.web.unc.edu the King Tides Project is an international initiative to document extreme high tide events using photos.
Photos can help them visualize how “normal” high tides could look in the future due to sea-level rise. From these images and readings from tidal gauges they can create a record of how the shoreline looks today and track future changes.
By visualizing these higher tide events they can start to understand how rising sea-levels will impact local resources and community investments

What are king tides?
King tides are the highest high and lowest low tide events of the year. They 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
These condition cause extreme highs and lows during the daily tidal cycle
According to IMS, North Carolina is interesting because for  many of us living in coastal North Carolina, flooding is a normal part of life. The coast here is very flat, and tides, heavy rain events, and even wind play an important role in determining water levels
IMS are not only asking for photos of tidal-related events, but also encourage participants to share photos of any flooding or high water events they observe.
If you have any questions, please contact Ed Parvin at (910) 458-2526 or via email at عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.

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