JMA: Higher Risks of Tide Inundations during Summer to Fall : Provision of Hourly Tide Level Calendars for Reconstruction Activities and Preparedness of the Residents in the Affected Areas

JMA: Higher Risks of Tide Inundations during Summer to Fall : Provision of Hourly Tide Level Calendars for Reconstruction Activities and Preparedness of the Residents in the Affected Areas

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21 June 2011
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The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has released hourly astronomical tide level calendars at twelve ports in Tohoku and North-Kanto region, in order to support reconstruction activities and preparedness of the residents in the affected coastal regions.

Coastal areas experiencing land subsidence in Tohoku and North-Kanto region are now facing higher risks of tide inundations during summer to fall. Due to thermal expansion of sea water during the season, high water levels of spring tides are expected to rise by up to 10 to 15 cm from July to August, and by up to about 20 cm from September to October, compared with in June. >> More

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