ISP notes march16 - When the sun and the moon are at right...

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Basics Two tidal bulges on opposite sides of the eart high tides Halfway between the high tides are the two low tides The earth rotates once in 24 hours A point on the earth surface will pass under 2 bulges in 24 hours Therefore, two high tides and two low tides in 24 hours o The moon moves in its orbit; the stationary point follows the moving moon.
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Unformatted text preview: When the sun and the moon are at right angles, the sun pulls a high tide and the moon pulls a low tide Spring tide: constructive interference between lunar and solar tidal produces large tidal range Seasons due to 23.5 Deg inclination of the earths axis to the ecliptic plane High or low angle of sunlight Length of daylight...
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