The progress of the tidal wave from the Atlantic Ocean into the North Sea is clearly demonstrated by the co-phase lines. The wave enters from the north and propagates along the British coast; it then proceeds around two amphidromic points along the Dutch, German and Danish coastline. Another wave enters from the south west, through the English Channel. In the Irish Sea the wave enters from the south.
The influence of the Coriolis force is demonstrated by the co-range lines, which show large tidal range along the British coast and small tidal range along the German, Danish and Norwegian coast. The same effect (amplification on the right side of the wave) is seen in the English Channel, where the tidal range along the French coast is as high as 11 m compared with 3 m on the English coast, and in the Irish Sea, where 8 m on the English coast compare with 2 m on the Irish coast.