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High tide in Mission Bay happens at a different time than in La Jolla

 

 

If the moon's pull from 239,000 miles away causes tides, than why do high and low tides vary between two locations within close proximity of one another? How does location influence the tide timing? Use the NOAA information below to compare data from Scripps Pier in La Jolla and Quivira Basin in Mission Bay.

Resources:

NOAA Tide Chart: Scripps Pier, Ja Jolla

NOAA Tide Chart: Quivira Basin, Mission Bay

NGSS DCI:

MS-ESS1-1, Earth's Place in the Universe

Grade: 
6-8 MS
Discipline: 
Earth and Space Science