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Free Content Some Notes on Tides in Annabaai Harbour, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

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On the basis of the available tide gauge records over the period 1950-1956 the character of the tides in Annabaai Harbour, Curaçao, was determined. A periodic change of a diurnal and semidiurnal period, comprising 13.7 days, was observed. The average daily range between the tides in the period mentioned proved to be 29.7 cm. In relation to the currently accepted datum level, the so-called “Curaçaos Peil” (C.P.), it became obvious from the available data that the “true” mean tide level was situated 6.35 cm above C.P. A semi-annual variation in the height of the average sea level was observed; low sea level occurs during the first half of the year, and high sea level during the second half. The average percentage of submergence of different zones in the tidal region was determined.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1959

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