The Mega Tides of Monmouthshire
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The Mega Tides of Monmouthshire:

why so high and why here?

John Burrows

John Burrows has measured and studied the tides on the Monmouthshire coast at various times over the past 20 years.  The talk looks at the power of the two largest objects in the skies above us – the sun and the moon – and why their interaction with the Earth produces the second highest tides on the planet on the Monmouthshire Coast.  It takes a pictorial journey up the Severn Estuary and shows the changing landscape and features and profile of the incoming and departing tide.

The talk also looks at the world’s 10 highest tides across the seven continents, and the highest extreme tides in history in the Severn Estuary. John will then examine flood defences, the potential for generating power and tourism from the tides. He will finish with some thought-provoking issues regarding this global phenomenon here on Monmouthshire’s coast.


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Mon 09 Sep 2024


2:30pm - 4:00pm
Bridges Centre, Drybridge Park, Monmouth NP25 5AS
Cherry Lewis

Accessibility at Bridges Centre

Members’ monthly meetings are held at Bridges Community Centre, Drybridge Park. Some group meetings and activities also take place at Bridges. Off street parking is available here outside the building, and disabled parking is adjacent to the building entrance. There are no external steps or slopes, and the entrance doors are automatic. The ground floor is fully accessible and level throughout, and there is space for wheelchairs. There is a lift to the first floor, and accessible toilets on both floors. There is a hearing induction system in the Agincourt room where the monthly meetings are held.

Accessibility at Ty Price

Some group activities and meetings are held at Ty Price, St Thomas Community Hall, St Thomas’s Square. There is no off street parking here. The approach on foot is a gentle slope to double entrance doors. The ground floor of the building is fully accessible and there is a disabled toilet. The stairs to the first floor are wide and well-lit with a handrail on both sides, but there is no lift. There is a hearing induction system on the ground floor.

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