Wednesday , November 25 2020

The Royal Wave: Vancouver wants your submerged pictures of the city to highlight the rise in sea level



Vancouver is in the middle of another "King Tide", and Vancouver City wants the public to pull out their cameras to document it.

Coastal tides, also known as periodic spring waves, are the highest tides ranges of the year. This king runs from November 23 to November 30.

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They occur when the moon is closest to the earth, and the gravitational forces of the sun and the moon reinforce each other.

Tides can produce water levels up to five meters or even higher if combined with a storm.

Watch: (broadcast on January 5, 2018) King Tide threatens the False Creek coastline





They can also cause small floods in some low-lying areas and, from the point of view of the city, give a potential picture of what the area might look like against a rise in sea level.

According to the city, the sea level on the coast of Vancouver has grown by 3.7 centimeters over the last century.

In the face of climate change, the province has told coastal municipalities to prepare for a one-meter rise in sea level by the beginning of the next century.

As such, the city wants the public to take pictures of the coastline affected by the tides to help plan this reality. People are invited to share them in social media or upload them to an interactive map.

"The Queen's tides offer us a chance to see what normal sea levels can look like in the future as they rise because of climate change," the city said in a document titled Changing Vancouver Coast.

"By 2050, when sea levels are expected to be 50 centimeters higher than today, our sea level may seem like some of today's tides."

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Exercise is part of the city's plan to respond to sea-level rise, which includes coastal flood risk assessment and an adaptation plan for the Fraser Coastal Zone.

The city reports that data on flood flood risk is also included in all new offshore projects and that it will seek a public contribution to responding to sea level rise next year.

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Shutterbugs, who want to shoot dramatic images of the royal tide, can consult a forecast of tides for the best times. The highest sea levels, 4.93 meters, will appear on Tuesday at 9:38 and Wednesday at 10:28 in the morning.

Previous tides gave quite stunning pictures. Here are some pictures of the royal tide captured during the water alert last January.

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