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Photo Contest May 16-18th,HIGH tides
« on: May 11, 2011, 02:50:52 PM »
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    May 16-18th, tides will be exceptionally high!Join us in documenting an above-normal high tide next week! We challenge you to a May photo contest. "King Tides" are the highest predicted high tides of the year. These high tides are a result of the gravitational forces and the alignment of the earth and moon and the sun in relation to each other. Local factors may also affect the tides, such as the shape of shorelines, wind, and weather.The Environmental Protection Agency's Climate-Ready Estuaries office will be developing materials based on photos and videos to generate awareness of the October King Tide, when many coastal areas are predicted to experience the highest tide of the year. Recent studies project that global sea level will rise three to five feet by 2100. These new projections, combined with observed trends, suggest that King Tide water levels will become average high water levels by the 2030s, 40s, or 50s. King Tides are not an effect of climate change, but serve to demonstrate likely future sea levels.  Get creative and we will feature your photo(s) on the website. One low-tide and one high tide photo at the same location is preferred.The winner will receive a classy HEP tote and instant fame! Submit photos to [email protected][/email]
    can determine when the highest tide is predicted for your location, by going to NOAA's tide tables[/u]. One of the areas expecting one of the most dramatic differences is Soundview Park in the Bronx.   [/b][/size][/font][/size][/font]