New York’s most popular daily newspaper, the New York Times, published a feature article on the world’s most widely used tide meter in late February, titled “Tides, Measurements, and Meters: What’s the Difference?”
(Note: this article contains language that some readers may find offensive.)
In the article, the Times described a variety of technologies that have been used to measure the water level, but they didn’t address the most common method, tide meters.
The Times article also mentions that in some countries, such as Japan and France, the tide meters are used to monitor and regulate local water supplies.
In the U.S., however, there are no local tide meters, according to the Times.
The NYT article goes on to say that the tide meter is a “critical tool in gauging the extent of water in an area” and it’s important to know when to use it.
Here are some of the key takeaways from the NYT article: