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Chasing the Dragon – Tidal bores on the Severn and elsewhere

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19:30 – 21:00 23 Nov 2016
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Room EEG089, University of Worcester, St Johns Campus, Worcester. WR2 6AJ

Speakers: Professor Sir Michael Berry, FRS. University of Bristol

When a gently widening river flows into an ocean, an incoming high tide can arrive as a breaking wave. Such tidal bores occur on rivers in many countries, in particular the Severn which has the second-highest tide in the world. This dramatic phenomenon, in which the river flows backwards, illustrates the first unification in physics: the same force - gravity - keeps us on the ground, holds the moon in its orbit, and pulls the tides

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Organised by: IOP West Midlands Branch
Contact details: John Beale
john.beale@physics.org

Dr Alan Smith
alancsmith@physics.org

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19:30 – 21:00 23 Nov 2016
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