Long Island Sound and Connecticut River Ocean Tide Simulation

Learning Objects, Wesleyan University

This site features two animations that are helpful for understanding the distribution of tides in space and time and their relationship to the phases of the moon. The utility of these animated maps is explained by Wesleyan University geologist Susan O'Connell in a short video introduction. The two animated simulations show color-coded water depths for Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River and the location of high and low tides during specific phases of the moon, as well as bathymetric profiles and geographical locations for reference.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Oceanography:Physical
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters, Shallow Sea Floor/Continental Shelf, Coastal and Estuarine
Topics: Ocean:Physical Oceanography, Ocean
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography