Mean high water

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Definition of Mean high water (MHW):
The arithmetic mean of the published values of mean high water springs and mean high water neaps.[1].
This is the common definition for Mean high water (MHW), other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. CIRIA (1996). Beach management manual. CIRIA Report 153.

See also

  1. Tides
  2. Mean low water