Nodal Modulation of the Lunar Semidiurnal Tide in the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine

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Science  04 Oct 1985:
Vol. 230, Issue 4721, pp. 69-71
DOI: 10.1126/science.230.4721.69


Observations, numerical modeling, and theoretical calculations show how the 18.6-year modulation of the main lunar semidiurnal tide in the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine is reduced from its astronomical value of 3.7 percent to 2.4 percent by the effects of friction and resonance. The agreement of the three approaches increases confidence in model predictions of widespread changes in the tidal regime resulting from development of tidal power.