Tide curve | Article about tide curve by The Free Dictionary
tide curve[′tīd ‚kərv]
Any graphic representation of the rise and fall of the tide; time is generally represented by the abscissas, and the height of the tide by the ordinates; for normal tides the curve so produced approximates a sine curve.
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Perhaps the most curious feature of the tide curve
is its asymmetry, showing a very rapid rise from low water to high water in about 5 hours.
Although Fundy tide curves
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