8_Tides_1 - Tides I Outline Tides Part I (Wednesday) Why...

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1 Tides I Outline Tides Part I (Wednesday) Why Study Tides Equilibrium Theory of Tides diurnal, semidiurnal and mixed semidiurnal tides spring and neap tides Tides Part II (Friday) Dynamic Theory of Tides rotary tidal motion larger tidal ranges in coastal versus open-ocean regions Special Cases Forcing ocean water into a narrow embayment Tidal forcing that is in resonance with the tide wave Why Study Tides?
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2 Tidal ranges can be extremely large and thereby dramatically influence boating and shipping Large Tidal Currents are often Associated with Large Tidal Range Whirlpools Generated by Tidal Currents
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3 Biological Zonation of Rocky Intertidal Ecosystems is Strongly Influenced by Tidal Patterns • tide wave treated as a deep-water wave in equilibrium with lunar/solar forcing no interference by continents of the tide wave’s propagation Equilibrium Model of Tides A highly idealized, but very instructive , view of tides Daily Tidal Patterns 1. Diurnal 2. Semidiurnal 3. Mixed Semidiurnal
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2008 for the course EAS 1540 taught by Professor Monger during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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