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standing wave particle paths node - no vertical displacement

standing wave particle paths L

standing wave particle paths

l = L/2

t=0
c = cg

L = 2l

t=0
c = cg T = period of wave with L = 2l

t = T/4
cg

t=0
c = cg T = period of wave with L = 2l

t = T/4
cg

t = T/2

cg

t=0

t = T/4

t = 3T/4

t = T/2

t=T

t=0

T = L/c = 2l/c 2l = (gd)½

t = T/4

t = 3T/4

d

t = T/2

t=T

periods of standing waves in closed basins

l
d

l

d d

l

standing wave in closed basin
l = L/2

standing wave in open basin
l = L/4

standing wave in open basin
l = L/4
large range

small range

standing wave in open basin
l = L/4
large range
t=0

l = L/4

small range

t = T/4

t = T/2

no current

standing wave in open basin
l = L/4
large range
t=0

l = L/4

small range

t = T/4

T = L/c = 4l/c 4l = (gd)½

t = T/2

no current

tidal resonance

Tomczak (1999): http://www.es.flinders.edu.au/~mattom/ShelfCoast/chapter05.html

standing waves due to the M2 tide in an open basin

l
d

d

l

Pond and Pickard (1991)

standing waves due to the M2 tide in an open basin

l
d

d

l

approximate dimensions for Bay of Fundy

Pond and Pickard (1991)

tide range - Bay of Fundy

Saint John

Gulf of Maine

Reversing rapids – Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

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