Posts Tagged ‘King Tides’

California King Tides: “Snap the Shore, See the Future”

Monday, December 16th, 2013



What will happen to our coastline with sea level rise? Help us find out! Learn how you can help gather important information about our changing coastline by simply taking and sharing your photos of California’s “King Tides” — the highest tides of the year.

We talk with Heidi Nutters, with the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, about California’s King Tides Initiative, the photography project where your photos play a part in helping scientists and others better understand the impacts of rising waters along the California Coast. King Tides dates this season are December 30-31, January 1-2, and January 29-31, so start thinking of your favorite coastal spots and get your cameras ready!

Everyday Action: Get involved in the California King Tides Initiative. Be safe! Take extra precautions when you walk on slippery areas or near big waves, and always be aware of your surroundings and the weather conditions.

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King Tides

Monday, December 10th, 2012



The California King Tides Initiative encourages members of the public to go photograph shorelines in their local community during the highest tides of the winter. These high tides, combined with winter storm surge and runoff, can show us how the coast may look after future sea level rise. The king tide dates for this year are: December 12th-14th, January 9th-11th, and February 7th-9th. This is a great way to participate in citizen science in your community; so go take some photos!

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California King Tides Initiative: Glimpses into the Future of Rising Sea Levels

Monday, January 9th, 2012



King Tides are the highest predicted high tides of the year.  Combined with winter storm events, these high water levels can show us how rising sea levels due to climate change might impact our communities in the future.  The California King Tides Initiative is inviting the public to shoot (from a safe distance) and share photos online using social media to build a living record of current and future coastal areas vulnerable to inundation.   Marina Psaros from the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve discusses how these photographs help us visualize the future impacts from sea level rise in your local community and all along the California coastline.
 
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