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|The river and bay are known for the world's largest tidal bore, which is up to 9 metres (30 ft) high, and travels at up to 40 km per hour (25 miles an hour). The tide rushing into the river from the bay causes a bore usually from 5 to 15 ft (1.5–4.6 m) high, which sweeps past Hangzhou and menaces shipping in the harbor. It is so dangerous that, until recently, no one attempting to surf it has m...||10/22/2008||358|
|The original Maelstrom is the Moskstraumen, a powerful tidal current between the Lofoten Point (Lofotodden) and the island Vaero/y south west of the main chain of the Lofoten Islands, off the Norwegian coast. It has its name from the small island Mosken in the middle of the sound.|
The Maelstrom is one of the strongest in the world.
The shallow strait, some 4-5 kilometres wide, l...
|The kml file has placemarks with annotations that function as an index to the ~180 "fields" of bays being researched. This was done to minimize the memory hit from the collection of LiDAR images being used. Each placemark's pop-up presents a small jpg of the LiDAR image, and has a link to the actual LiDAR data as a network-linked kmz file. The LiDAR imagery was created in Global Mappe...||07/07/2010||1,741|
|This collection of global map overlays for Google Earth shows the paths of solar eclipse predictions through 2100 as compiled by Fred Espenak of NASA’s GSFC. Each eclipse track is identified by the calendar date at the instant of greatest eclipse (Universal Time). The position of greatest eclipse appears an asterisk symbol near the middle section of each path.||04/01/2010||1,701|
|Small vessels stranded at low tide, Granville, France.|
Zoom out to see the marina with tidal gates.
|Mont Saint Michel, France. Tidal Island and Abbey.|
With Wikipedia reference.
|In 1953, Zeeland was devastated by a flood disaster even worse than the one in New Orleans.|
After this disaster, the Netherlands closed almost all the sea-openings, to protect the lowlands.
The Oosterscheldebarrier is a 9km (5.6-mile) hydraulic wall with sluice-gate doors that are normally left open to protect the area's delicate tidal habitat.
|On the morning of October 19, 2005, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) aircraft measured a pressure of 882 millibars in the center of Hurricane Wilma—the lowest pressure ever measured in an Atlantic hurricane. This low pressure earned Wilma the status of the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic. As of October 20, the storm was moving northward through the ...||10/22/2005||2,878|
|One of several points along the Military Road where the cliff edge is just getting too close to the road. Combined tidal and weather erosion has already caused this road to be re-routed several times. The road was originally a straight Roman road, the foundations of which can be seen in places in the cliff face.||03/04/2006||825|
|The S.S. Camille is still standing, although quite battered from Hurricane Katrina. The gift shop, however, was completely washed away by the tidal surge, leaving behind only the slab upon which it rested. The ship was originally forced inland by Hurricane Camille’s storm surge in August 17, 1969.|
Location: Gulfport, MS
|Talbot Bay / Horizontal Falls. Its one of the greatest natural wonders in the world. Although they are called waterfalls, this natural phenomenon actually consists of immense tidal currents hurtling through narrow coastal gorges. And they do all this sideways - hence the name, Horizontal Falls. |
|A map overlay of the Abel Tasman Coast Track, located in Abel Tasman National Park on South Island’s northern shores, is one of the DOC Great Walks. The Coast Track extends for 51km and is classified as a walking track: all streams are bridged but there are tidal crossings, which can only be crossed within a few hours either side of low tide. The track takes an average of three to five days to ...||11/28/2005||653|