Astronomical Tide Database
The timing of the astrological tides are, in many locations a critical factor in determining the amount of coastal flooding. The system allows the user to associate a location to any tide prediction point. There are over 20,000 tide prediction points in the database that covers the US East and Gulf coast as well as PR and the USVI.
Below are a series of screens that demonstrate how this function operates..
Initially the user associates locations to nearby tide prediction points. In the example below Hilton Head Island is being associated to Broad Creek, Hilton Head Island.
This can be done for as many
locations as needed.
If a storm system is expected to affect the base location in the next 72 hours, the tide information is also displayed on the main screen's hourly impact display.
The combination of forecast wind speed, onshore wind component and astronomical tide data is valuable information in determining a storm's potential for causing coastal flooding