WaterMovements - Water Movements What causes water to move(up and down or from here to there 1 gravity(earth moon and sun 2 tectonic movements 3

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What causes water to move ( up and down or from here to there )? 2. tectonic movements 3. wind Water Movements 1. gravity (earth, moon and sun) 4. changes in density
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Gravity River flow (earth's gravity- downhill) Water Movements Tidal flow (tides- gravity of moon and sun)
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Tides Water Movements daily fluctuations in LOCAL sea level (every 6 or 12 hours) caused by gravitational influence of moon and sun strength of tides (magnitude of water level change) varies on monthly cycle high tide low tide spring tides- moon and sun aligned, strongest tides new moon
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Water Movements daily fluctuations in LOCAL sea level (every 6 or 12 hours) caused by gravitational influence of moon and sun strength of tides (magnitude of water level change) varies on monthly cycle spring tides- moon and sun aligned, strongest tides high tide low tide Tides full moon
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high tide low tide Water Movements daily fluctuations in LOCAL sea level (every 6 or 12 hours) caused by gravitational influence of moon and sun strength of tides (magnitude of water level change) varies on monthly cycle spring tides- moon and sun aligned, strongest tides neap tides- moon and sun at right angles, weakest tides Tides quarter moon
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Tectonic movements undersea earthquake displaces water massive displacement results in tsunami Water Movements
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Wind Why do waves tend to be bigger in the Pacific than in Lake Erie? Water Movements Waves (up and down)
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Wave height is a function of: 1. wind speed 2. wind duration 3. fetch (distance over which the wind operates on the water)
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2010 for the course ISP 217 taught by Professor Peacor during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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WaterMovements - Water Movements What causes water to move(up and down or from here to there 1 gravity(earth moon and sun 2 tectonic movements 3

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