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Tidal Resonance in the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine


Tidal ratios outside and inside the Bay of Fundy/Gulf of Maine system fall into two distinct groups. The period of the free mode oscillation in the bay is 13.3 h, and this is forced by the lunar M2 tide of the North Atlantic to produce the unusually high tides recorded in the area.

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GARRETT, C. Tidal Resonance in the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine. Nature 238, 441–443 (1972).

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