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Chapter 7 Tides and Currents Introduction The  ability  to  determine  the  height  of  a  tide  or  velocity  of  a  current  is necessary  for  the  safe  navigation  of  any  vessel.  There  are  many methods  of  determining  this  data.  The  Quartermaster  uses  the  Tide Tables  and  Tidal  Current  Tables  that  you  were  introduced  to  in  Chapter 4.  In  this  chapter,  you  will  learn  the  actual  mechanics  of  determining tide  heights  and  current  velocities. a.  High  tide  or  high  water;  low  tide  or  low  water b.  Range  of  tide  and  the  duration  of  rise  and  fall c.   Stand Define  the  terms  spring  tide  and  neap  tide. Match  the  three  types  of  tides  listed  below  with  their  characteristics: a.   Semidiurnal b.   Diurnal c.   Mixed Match  the  following  terms  associated  with  tidal  reference  planes  with their definitions: a  Charted  depth b.  Mean  high  water  (MHW) c.   Mean   low  water  (MLW) d.  Mean   lower  low  water  (MLLW) e.   Mean  range  of  tide Objectives The  material  in  this  chapter  will  enable  the  student  to: Define  the  following  terms  associated  with  the  rising  and  falling  tide phenomena: Extract  the  following  information  from  tables  1  through  3  of  the Tide Tables: a.   Reference   station b.  Subordinate  station  time  and  height  differences c.  Correction  factor  for  height  at  any  time 7-1

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