About King Tide Photo Initiative - Oregon
Check our our webpage: www.climateadaptationplanning.net/kingtides/
Oregon will once again join the King Tide Photo Initiative, an international project designed to involve volunteers in documenting areas inundated by the highest tides that occur each year. These highest high tides are often called “king tides”. Volunteers are being asked to help build a visual record by taking photos of areas inundated by these high water events, and then adding the photo to a king tide photo website. Everyone is welcome to participate, they just need to Pick a place, Click a photo and Share it on Flickr.
King tides are normally occurring events caused by predictable astronomical factors that result in tides that are higher than most high tides. Areas affected by these king tides are susceptible to higher water levels from increased wave heights, winter storms and changes in sea levels.
Good king tide photos will show water levels adjacent to a fixed feature like a piling, seawall or bridge abutment. Including fixed features will allow actual water levels to be documented and tracked over time. Good photos also must include the location, the date and time the photo was taken, and the viewer’s direction for each picture. Two photos taken from the same spot, one during the king tide and the other at a typical high tide, are also very effective in highlighting these high water events.
These King Tide occurrences offer us a chance to visualize what future sea levels may look like. Understanding and documenting the frequency and severity of high tide events, storm surges and flooding salt water inundation potential is crucial in adapting to climate change. The King Tide Initiative could help coastal communities need to properly develop plans to reduce the damages and costs that are associated with these events. This is where you can help. Check out our webpage to learn more: www.climateadaptationplanning.net/kingtides/
The King Tide Photo Initiative is modeled after similar projects conducted by Australia’s Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, the British Columbia Ministry of the Environment, and the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology.
B.C. King Tide Flickr Group: www.flickr.com/groups/kingtidephotos/
Washington King Tide Flickr Group: www.flickr.com/groups/1611274@N22/
San Francisco King Tide Flickr Group: www.flickr.com/groups/bayareakingtides/
This is a public group.
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- Photos / Videos
- Screenshots / Screencasts
- Illustration/Art / Animation/CGI
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