tide curve

tide curve

[′tīd ‚kərv]
(oceanography)
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 are sinusoidal, tide prediction calls for consideration of distinct diurnal inequalities.