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King Tides: Coming to the news, or a song, near you!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Featured, Media Bar, Project Updates | Comments Off on King Tides: Coming to the news, or a song, near you!

King Tides: Coming to the news, or a song, near you!

A few years ago, extreme high tides weren’t often a feature of North American news. “King Tides” as we know them today have been illuminated thanks to the good work of this international network of King Tides Project organizers. We’ve noticed a significant increase in the use of the term “King Tides” by the news media. This is important, as the term itself is simple, yet interesting. You might even say it’s lyrical. In fact, the Decades After Paris music outreach project (based in Victoria, BC, Canada) has used the term in one of their songs: “Twilight of Paris.” To highlight what’s...

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San Francisco Residents Help Scientists Improve Sea Level Rise Models

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Featured, Media Bar, Project Updates | Comments Off on San Francisco Residents Help Scientists Improve Sea Level Rise Models

San Francisco Residents Help Scientists Improve Sea Level Rise Models

In January, California King Tides partnered with USGS and the Our Coast, Our Future project to collect king tide photos from specific locations around the Bay Area.  The pictures people took are helping scientists better understand which areas are most at risk of flooding and future sea level rise.  Researchers are comparing photos of the high tide against computer simulations of flooding to see how well these simulations match reality. This was a fun, easy way for everyday people to provide important information that will help future sea level rise adaptation planning efforts in the Bay Area. For the original announcement, click...

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Island Nations Already Impacted by King Tides

Posted by on Mar 8, 2014 in Featured, Media Bar, Sea Level Rise News | Comments Off on Island Nations Already Impacted by King Tides

Island Nations Already Impacted by King Tides

In coastal areas around the globe, “king tides” – the highest high tides of the year – can offer a glimpse of the future when sea level rise will impact coastal cities and towns.   For many low-lying island nations, however, the king tides of today are more than just a glimpse of problems to come, they create significant problems in the present. News reports this week illustrate some of the problems faced by island nations during these most recent king tides.   Hundreds were forced to evacuate the capital of the Marshall Islands due to flooding, and in...

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