Tides are the periodic rise and falling of large bodies of water.
What are the different types of Tides?
When the sun and moon are in line, there are exceptionally strong gravitational forces, causing very high and very low tides which are called spring tides. When the sun and moon are not in line, the gravitational forces cancel each other out, and the tides are not as dramatically high and low. These are called neap tides.
The Mont Saint Michel at high tide
The Mont Saint Michel at low tide (ebb)
This is a place of tourism (400,000 visits per year).
Tides in the Mount Saint-Michel bay are very impressive: an amplitude of about 13 m sometimes. The tide goes out on high speed about ten kilometers, but returns as quickly. The speed is close to the speed of a walking man , and unfortunately it has killed many people in the past. You should not walk in the bay without a guide.
Every spring tide in Saint-Malo attracts numerous tourists coming to see this show!
Tidal power is a good way to generate electricity because it offers the advantages of being both clean, natural and renewable. Tides that drive the oceans and seas are an inexhaustible source of energy which is not subject to climatic unlike solar or wind.
Tidal power plants can be a solution against the danger of radioactivity from nuclear plants.
The Rance’s tidal power plant is employing 60 to 70 people , it creates jobs.
Tidal power is environmentaly safe.
Created: 31.5.2012 12:22
Modified: 20.6.2012 17:44