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Group DescriptionWhat is King Tide?
King Tide is an especially high tide that occurs when the gravitational pull of the sun and moon reinforce one another. This extra-high tide happens twice a year at the times when the moon is closest to the earth. The next king tide in the Seacoast will occur on October 27, 2011. To learn more about tides and the forces that affect them, visit the National Ocean Service’s website. .
While tides are not affected by climate change, the climate and weather do influence coastal sea levels through storm surges, the El Niño/La Niña-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Jet Stream cycles and other factors. When combined with high tides (especially King Tides) these conditions can cause widespread damage due to flooding and erosion, a risk that will only increase with sea level rise.
Seasonal high tides occurring within the Seacoast region on October 27th will provide a preview of what we might experience regularly in the future as a result of rising sea levels.
We need YOUR help to take photos of what King Tide looks like here. PREP, The University of New Hampshire, Clean Air Cool Planet in partnership with The New Hampshire Coastal Adaptation Workgroup (NHCAW) are looking to document in photos the high tide around the Seacoast on October 27th and build a library with this flickr group
ALSO be sure to also enter them into the PREP King Tide Photo Contest for a chance to win a $250 cash prize or other prizes!.
All photos submitted to this Flickr site or the Facebook contest will be used for future publications, presentations and websites by the NHCAW partners.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
GET OUT THERE , SHOOT & SHARE!
Capture the King Tide in the Seacoast between 9am and 1pm on October 27, 2011. Please submit photographs of coastal areas such as beaches, roads, parks, marshes, and estuaries known to be subject to flooding and erosion or areas where the high water levels can be gauged against familiar land marks, such as sea walls, jetties, bridges, dikes, buildings or other coastal structures. “Before and after” pictures showing average water levels and the high water levels for the same location are super helpful!
1) Visit PREP's King Tide Photo Contest for a map and tide chart to plan where you'd like to best capture King Tide.
2) Take photos of King Tide around your corner of the Seacoast
2) Enter them in the PREP King Tide Photo Contest! Upload the photos to PREP's Facebook Page.
3) Join this Flickr Group
3) Geotag your photos see directions below
4) Upload them to your own flickr site & them share them with this group
5) Visit this group often to view photos submitted from individuals around the Seacoast!
Please include your contact information (for prize selection!), date and time of day. Consider what kind of licensing to add to your photos. We suggest the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. This license will allow us to feature your photography in presentations, websites, publications, etc. We will always give you photo credits.
How to GeoTag
We have asked that participants in the photo initiative to geotag their photos. This gives us more specific information about the possible future impacts of rising sea levels and allows you to view all the photos submitted on the group’s map so we can see the whole Seacoast region.
Flickr gives you a couple ways to geotag your photos:
1. On the individual photo page you can click on the map that reads"add this photo to my map" on the right side of the screen. Once it opens, you can enter the name of your location and drag and drop your photo onto the map.
2. Using the Organizer (click Organize & Create), you can click on the Map tab at the top. Then you can search for your specific location and place multiple photos on the map.
Once your photos are geotagged, you can add them to the group! More information about geotagging is available in Flickr's Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What if I don't want to join Flickr, but I have King Tide Photos to share?
If you don't have time to create a flickr account, feel free to email your photos to Jill Farrell at PREP! We will ask you to fill out and return a release form, then post them to the group.
Thanks for all of your participation and we look forward to seeing more great King Tide Photos!
- Accepted content types: Photos, Images
- Accepted safety levels: Safe