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Modelling the Sea Level in the Upper Bay of Fundy / 43 Fig. 9 True colour Landsat-7 image of the Wolfville vicinity at 14:52:00 ( GMT ) on 13 July 2000. The image was taken near high tide.
Abstract and Figures. Tidal models for the Bay of Fundy, Canada - site of the highest recorded modern tide - show that tidal amplification began in the early Holocene and by ca. 5000 BP the range ...
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Waves are generated by wind passing over the surface of the sea. As long as the waves propagate slower than the wind speed just above the waves, there is an energy transfer from the wind to the waves. Both air pressure differences between the upwind and the lee side of a wave crest, as well as friction on the water surface by the wind, making the water to go into the shear stresscauses the growth of the waves. Wave heightis determined by wind speed, the duration of time the wind has been blowing, fetch (the distance over which the wind excites the waves) and by the depth and topography of the seafloor (which can focus or disperse the energy of the waves). A given wind speed has a matching practical limit over which time or distance will not produce larger waves. When this limit has been reached the sea is said to be "fully developed". In general, larger waves are more powerful but wave power is also determined by wave speed, wavelength, and water density. Oscillatory motion is highe...
The first known patent to use energy from ocean waves dates back to 1799, and was filed in Paris by Girard and his son. An early application of wave power was a device constructed around 1910 by Bochaux-Praceique to light and power his house at Royan, near Bordeaux in France. It appears that this was the first oscillating water-column type of wave-energy device.From 1855 to 1973 there were already 340 patents filed in the UK alone. Modern scientific pursuit of wave energy was pioneered by Yoshio Masuda's experiments in the 1940s.He tested various concepts of wave-energy devices at sea, with several hundred units used to power navigation lights. Among these was the concept of extracting power from the angular motion at the joints of an articulated raft, which was proposed in the 1950s by Masuda. A renewed interest in wave energy was motivated by the oil crisis in 1973. A number of university researchers re-examined the potential to generate energy from ocean waves, among whom notably...
Wave power devices are generally categorized by the method used to capture or harness the energy of the waves, by location and by the power take-off system. Locations are shoreline, nearshore and offshore. Types of power take-off include: hydraulic ram, elastomeric hose pump, pump-to-shore, hydroelectric turbine, air turbine, and linear electrical generator. When evaluating wave energyas a technology type, it is important to distinguish between the four most common approaches: point absorber buoys, surface attenuators, oscillating water columns, and overtopping devices.
Common environmental concerns associated with marine energydevelopments include: 1. The risk of marine mammals and fish being struck by tidal turbineblades; 2. The effects of electromagnetic fieldsand underwater noise emitted from operating marine energy devices; 3. The physical presence of marine energy projects and their potential to alter the behavior of marine mammals, fish, and seabirdswith attraction or avoidance; 4. The potential effect on nearfield and far-field marine environment and processes such as sediment transport and water quality. The Tethys databaseprovides access to scientific literature and general information on the potential environmental effects of wave energy.
The worldwide resource of coastal wave energy has been estimated to be greater than 2 TW.Locations with the most potential for wave power include the western seaboard of Europe, the northern coast of the UK, and the Pacific coastlines of North and South America, Southern Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. The north and south temperate zones have the best sites for capturing wave power. The prevailing westerliesin these zones blow strongest in winter. Estimates have been made by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for various nations around the world in regards to the amount of energy that could be generated from wave energy converters (WECs) on their coastlines. For the United States in particular, it is estimated that the total energy amount that could be generated along its coastlines is equivalent to 1170 TWh per year, which would account to approximately 10 kWh per United States citizen per day. That's almost 5% of the overall energy consumption per average citizen,...
There is a potential impact on the marine environment. Noise pollution, for example, could have a negative impact if not monitored, although the noise and visible impact of each design varies greatly. Other biophysical impacts (flora and fauna, sediment regimes and water column structure and flows) of scaling up the technology are being studied. In terms of socio-economic challenges, wave farms can result in the displacement of commercial and recreational fishermen from productive fishing grounds, can change the pattern of beach sand nourishment, and may represent hazards to safe navigation. Furthermore, supporting infrastructure, such as offshore grid connections, is not widely available.Offshore deployments of WECs and underwater substations undergo complicated procedures, which can put excessive stress in companies working in these applications. In 2019, for example, the Swedish production subsidiary Seabased Industries AB was liquidated due to "extensive challenges in recent yea...
A group of wave energy devices deployed in the same location is called wave farm, wave power farm or wave energy park. Wave farms represent a solution to achieve larger electricity production. The devices of a park are going to interact with each other hydrodynamically and electrically, according to the number of machines, the distance among them, the geometric layout, the wave climate, the local geometry, the control strategies. The design process of a wave energy farm is a multi-optimization problemwith the aim to get a high power production and low costs and power fluctuations.Cruz, Joao (2008). Ocean Wave Energy – Current Status and Future Prospects. Springer. ISBN 978-3-540-74894-6., 431 pp.Falnes, Johannes (2002). Ocean Waves and Oscillating Systems. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-01749-7., 288 pp.McCormick, Michael (2007). Ocean Wave Energy Conversion. Dover. ISBN 978-0-486-46245-5., 256 pp.Twidell, John; Weir, Anthony D.; Weir, Tony (2006). Renewable Energy Resources. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0-419-25330-3., 601 pp.
Tides and Currents. The Northumberland Strait experiences predictable but irregular tides. During the summer of 2008, the tides will last between 2h 47min and 8h 36min. Tide information can be found on the website of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Jul 01, 2005 · The 1887 U.S. national fisheries census reported that, “The Chesapeake Bay and its numerous salt-water tributaries contain the most prolific and valuable oyster beds in the world, probably about equally divided between the two States of Maryland and Virginia” (Ingersoll, 1887, p. 429).
Sainte-Croix Island was occupied by the French in June 1604. It lay in a river of the same name that is now the boundary between the United States and Canada. Champlain’s shallop is anchored upstream of the island and a three-masted patache is moored below. The island was attractive in other ways.