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Our Boats Are Changing the Tide

We often think of the ocean’s tide as a simple rise and fall, connected to the motion of the Moon. But on any given shore, the reality is much more complex and oceanic scientists have realized recently that there’s another, more surprising factor in play.

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Sources:
https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/tutorial_tides/tides08_othereffects.html
https://www.itf-oecd.org/sites/default/files/docs/15cspa_mega-ships.pdf
https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/2016GL069494
https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/10/eabe2412.full
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https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/publications/Techrpt_092_2019_State_of_US_High_Tide_Flooding_with_a_2020_Outlook_30June2020.pdf
https://toolkit.climate.gov/case-studies/minimizing-impacts-coastal-flooding-helps-city-prepare-sea-level-rise

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