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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY

shading (Fig. 4). The region occupied by the first comprises a triangular body of water covering the greater portion of the North Pacific Ocean, and also a trapezoidal body extending in a southeasterly direction to the coast of Chile. The nodal line near Acapulco, Mexico, is

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Cotidal lines for New York Harbor and approaches.
Fig. 8.

very apparent from observation, as can be seen upon consulting the chart of cotidal lines for the Pacific Ocean (Fig. 7). The same chart shows the stationary character of the oscillation by the fact that at the three angles of this huge triangle—that is, in Panama Bay, the Gulf