Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A New Minute Physics - The Tides Explained in...More Than a Minute...But Not Much More

I love these things! They're such neat little packages of information. And while tides aren't exactly my favorite topic (I've attended too many "tide talks" at national parks for this to be new info for me), the combination of short, concise information combined with the illustrations held my attention.

The most interesting place I've ever viewed the tides is in the Bay of Fundy in Canada, home to the highest tides in the world (it really is pretty spectacular to see).

Here's a time lapse video of a full cycle at the Hopewell Rocks Tidal Exploration Site in the Bay of Fundy.

Addendum: I wanted to know how high this was (the people may not be quite ant-like, but they appear to be very small). The answer is that the water here rises on average between 32 and 46 feet, or as someone said, about the height of a 4-story building). 


Laney4 said...

I'm tired just trying to keep up with the first guy's quick speaking. Man oh man, he crams a lot of information into this video!

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Rest between videos. LOL (And the next two were easy. Just some footage of the Bay of Fundy...)