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List: Top Ten Locations with Largest Tidal Ranges in the World

Date: 2010

Source: Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services

Base: All locations in the world where ranges of tides have been observed and measured.

Notes: Tidal range is measured as the vertical difference between a high tide and a succeeding low tide. The most extreme tidal ranges occur around the time of full or new moons, when gravitational forces of both the Sun and Moon are in phase. This type of tide is known as a spring tide. The largest annual tidal range often happens at the time of the Equinox, if it coincides with with a spring tide.

Location

Country

Tidal Range (feet)

The Bay of Fundy

Canada

38.4

Ungava Bay, Quebec

Canada

32.0

Avonmouth / River Severn

England

31.5

Cook Inlet, Alaska

USA

30.3

Rio Gallegos (Reduccion Beacon)

Argentina

29.0

Hudson Bay

Greenland

28.5

Granville

France

28.2

Banco Direccion, Magellan Strait

Chile

28.0

Cancale

France

27.8

Iles Chausey

France

26.9


 
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