1 - OceanAtmosphere 19:03 Declination:

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Ocean Atmosphere 19:03 Declination : Another influence on tides is the position of the Moon relative to the equator.  When the orbit of the moon takes it above or below the equator, the highest  tides will follow. The angle of the moon’s orbit with respect to the equator is  called  declination . The Moon’s plane of orbit is about 5 degrees relative to  the equator. That means the moon orbits above and below the equator each  month. Declination causes different tide heights at different locations on Earth in a  given tidal period. It helps explain the occurrence of diurnal tides  Tidal Currents : Tidal forces cause flows of water that we observe as tides. These flows of  water are called tidal currents In coastal waters, tidal currents are often observed in inlets or similarly  restricted openings between the ocean and coastal waterways or estuaries.  Tidal currents that flow landwards and cause a rising tide are called  flood  tides . Tidal currents that flow oceanwards and cause a falling tide are called  ebb tides . Periods of time between flood and ebb tides when tidal currents  appear motionless are called  slack tides .
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