Tide Tables for the British and Irish Ports, for the Year ...

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1865 - Tides
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Page 120 - Channel, which are produced by the flowing of the water, or which, for the purpose of distinction, we may designate the ingoing streams. The ebbing or outgoing streams do not materially differ from the reverse of those, except that in the southern channel they press rather more over towards the Irish coast.
Page 114 - Bay,* a spot remarkable as being the point where the opposite tides coming round the extremities of Ireland terminate. So that it is necessary only to know the times of high and low water at either of these places, to determine the hour when the stream of either tide will commence or terminate in any part of the Channel.
Page 120 - ... direction of the coast again from Muck Island to Black Head, at the entrance of the Lough of Belfast, which it fills. The portion of the stream which sets...
Page 108 - ... rocky shores, rises in foam for several hundred feet, and spreads over the whole country. The sea, however, is not so heavy in the violent gales of short continuance as when an ordinary gale has been blowing for many days; the whole force of the Atlantic is then beating against the Orcadian...
Page 117 - Wigtownshire coast; off which it has scooped out a remarkable ditch, upwards of twenty miles long by about a mile only in width, in which the depth is from 400 to 600 feet greater than that of the general level of the bottom about it.
Page 116 - The central portion of the stream of flood or ingoing stream, runs nearly in a line from a point midway between the Tuskar and the Bishops, to a position...
Page 115 - Abreast of the Arklow is situated that remarkable spot in the Irish Channel, where the tide scarcely either rises or falls. The stream notwithstanding sweeps past it at the rate of 4 knots at the springs, and reaches the parallel of Wicklow Head.
Page 118 - ... the Calf of Man, which it passes to the eastward with increased velocity as far as Langness Point, and then at a more moderate rate on towards Maughold Head. Here it is arrested by the flood or southern stream from the North Channel coming round the Point of...
Page 109 - It remains to be noticed that the direction of strong winds, as well as the varying pressure of the atmosphere, considerably affect both the times and the heights of high water. Thus in the North Sea a strong NNW gale and a low barometer raise the surface 2 or 3 feet...
Page 101 - It may be said to turn to the eastward about 5 o'clock, and for 2^ hours, or until half tide, sets from NE to E. by N., and for the next 3 hours gradually turns to the southward. The direction of the tide in this position is, therefore, round the compass, with little or no velocity, as even at springs it scarcely runs a knot, and that only for a very short period.

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