010-Tides - Tides are generated by: 1.Gravitational pull of...

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1.Gravitational pull of the moon and sun 1.Centripetal force of the rotating Earth Tides are generated by:
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Tides are generated by: the gravitational pull of the moon and sun - moon has 2x greater gravitational pull than the sun - sun is 10 million x more massive than the moon and is 390 times farther away
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Centripetal force
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CENTRIPETAL GRAVITATIONAL FORCE GRAVITATIONAL & CENTRIPETAL
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Diurnal Tide : 24 hr 50 min cycle Semi Diurnal Tide: 12 hr 25 min cycle Mixed Tide: 12 hr 25 min cycle Tidal Cycles
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High water: a water level maximum ("high tide") Low water: a water level minimum ("low tide") Tidal range: the difference between high and low tide Spring Tide: full moon and new moon (14.77 days) Neap Tide : 1 st quarter and 3 rd quarter (14.77 days) Description of tides Intertidal zone High tide Low tide
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The monthly tidal cycle (29½ days) About every 7 days, Earth alternates between: Spring tide Alignment of Earth-Moon-Sun system (syzygy) Lunar and solar bulges constructively interfere
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2011 for the course OCN 201 taught by Professor Decarlo,e during the Summer '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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