This situation is reflected by the asymmetry of the marigrams, as indicated by the increasing curvatures of their centrelines ([CL.sub.1] to [CL.sub.5]) with distance from the river mouth.
The asymmetry of the marigrams, and the shape of the centrelines ([CL.sub.1], etc.,) show that the further the wave goes into the estuary (Site #1 to Site #5), the slower the rate of rise of tide near the peak (A, B, etc., on Fig.
Tidal characteristics near the principal, or reference, ports (e.g., Halifax, North Sydney) are included as marigrams
Compared with marigrams from other localities in the Maritime Provinces, the diurnal inequalities of the Bay of Fundy are relatively modest.
Using marigrams of various Bay of Fundy estuaries, we have documented the progressive reshaping of the tidal wave over its course and how its sediment-carrying and erosional capacities vary as a consequence of changing water surface gradients; likewise, how intertidal ice conditions contribute additional variations to an already complex tidal regime (Desplanque and Mossman 1998b).
constructed for estuaries of rivers feeding into the Bay of Fundy show the tidal wave progressively reshaped over its course, and that its sediment-carrying and erosional capacities vary as a consequence of changing water surface gradients.