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Near Hopewell Cape in Albert County, New Brunswick — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
 

the ebb and flow of Fundy / flux et reflux des eaux de Fundy

 
 
<i>the ebb and flow of</i> Fundy / <i>flux et reflux des eaux de</i> Fundy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2017
1. the ebb and flow of Fundy / flux et reflux des eaux de Fundy Marker
Inscription.  

Imagine 100 billion tons of water moving in and out of a bay twice every 25 hours. Powered by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun, Fundy's tides are among the highest in the world and vary daily with the changing positions of these celestial bodies.

The gravitational pull of the sun during the new and full moon phases is stronger than usual and results in higher than normal or "spring" tides. When the moon is at right angles to the line between the earth and sun, the gravitational pull is weaker, resulting in lower than normal or "neap" tides.

Essayes d'imaginer 100 milliards de tonnes d'eau qui entrent et qui sortent de la baie, deux fois à toutes les 25 heures. Attirées par la gravitation de la Lune et du Soliel, les marées de la baie de Fundy sont les plus puissantes du monde et leur hauteur varie chaque jour en fonction de la position des deux corps célestes.

La gravitation du Soleil est plus forte durant les phases de la nouvelle lune et de la pleine lune, et elle provoque des marées de plus grande amplitude ou marées « de vives-eaux ». Quand la Lune est perpendiculaire à la ligne située entre

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la Terre et le Soleil, la gravité est moindre, ce qui entraîne des marées de moindre amplitude ou marées « de mortes-eaux ».

[Illustrations of]
Spring Tides / Marées de vives-eaux
Neap Tides / Marées de mortes-eaux

[Photo captions, from left to right, read]
Here at the Rocks, the average change in water level from high to low tide is 10.7 m (35 ft.).
Près des rochers, la différence moyenne du niveau d'eau entre la marée haute et la marée basse est de 10,7 m (35 pi).

Why so High?
Because the Bay of Fundy is funnel-shaped - wide and deep at one end and shallow at the other, tides are pushed increasingly higher as they move up the Bay. By the time they reach "The Rocks" the tides are over four stories high.
Pourquoi de si hautes marées?
La baie de Fundy a la forme d'un entonnoir : elle est large et profonde à une extémité, et étroite et peu profonde à l'autre extrémité ; ainsi, les marées qui avancent dans la baie sont poussées vers le haut. Et quand elles atteignent les rochers en pots de fleurs, elles sont hautes comme un bâtiment de plus de quatre étages!

Sculpted by Time and Tide
Hopewell's famous flowerpot rocks like Lover's Arch (directly ahead) have been, and continue to be, shaped by erosion from Fundy's tides.
Sculptés par le temps et les marées
Les célèbres rochers en pots de fleurs de

<i>the ebb and flow of</i> Fundy / <i>flux et reflux des eaux de</i> Fundy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2017
2. the ebb and flow of Fundy / flux et reflux des eaux de Fundy Marker
Marker on left
Hopewell, ainsi que l'Arc des Amoureux - droit devant - sont érodés et sculptés par les puissantes marées de la baie de Fundy.

The tides travel at 6-8 (2-3 m) vertical ft. per hour, depending on the moon.
Les marées avancent à la vitesse de 2 à 3 m (6 à 8 pi) verticaux à l'heure, selon la position de la Lune.
 
Erected by the Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
 
Location. 45° 49.295′ N, 64° 34.368′ W. Marker is near Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick, in Albert County. Marker is at the Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site observation deck at the top of the stairway leading to the bay floor. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 Discovery Road, Hopewell Cape NB E4H 4Z5, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. the Flowerpots / les pots de Fleurs (here, next to this marker); County Tax Office / La perception du comté (approx. 3 kilometers away); WWI 10cm K 14 German Field Gun (approx. 3 kilometers away); Albert County Court House (approx. 3 kilometers away); Hopewell Cape Community Hall (approx. 3 kilometers away); County Records Office / Le bureau des archives du comté

View of <i>the</i> Flowerpots / <i>les pots de</i> Fleurs from Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
3. View of the Flowerpots / les pots de Fleurs from Marker
(approx. 3 kilometers away); Right Honourable Richard Bedford Bennett (approx. 3 kilometers away); Albert County Museum / Musée du comté d'Albert (approx. 3.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell Cape.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site. (Submitted on August 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bay of Fundy. (Submitted on August 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Hopewell Rocks - OFFICIAL Time Lapse video of 45.6 foot tide. (Submitted on August 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. the ebb and flow of Fundy / flux et reflux des eaux de Fundy
 
Flowerpot formations at near low tide image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2017
4. Flowerpot formations at near low tide
Bay Floor Near Low Tide Showing Seaweed on rocks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2017
5. Bay Floor Near Low Tide Showing Seaweed on rocks
Bay Floor Near Low Tide at Hopewell Rocks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2017
6. Bay Floor Near Low Tide at Hopewell Rocks
Hopewell Rock Formation Conglomerate Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2017
7. Hopewell Rock Formation Conglomerate Detail
Hopewell Rocks Coastline Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2017
8. Hopewell Rocks Coastline Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on August 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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