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Unformatted text preview: Mixed: 2x, non equal (Los angeles) (West coast) Most common-Amphidromic Circulation: an amphidromic point is a no-tide location in the coean- a node in the wave.-coriolis effect deflects water motion in ocean basin, so that the tide wave tends to rotate around amphidromic points.-the earth is rotating-eastward rotation of earth deflects any freely moving mass away from a straight line course-northern hemisphere: deflects to the right-southern hemisphere: deflects to the left-coriolis effect is zero at the equator -when the water is trying to move from one point to another, it tends to curve-Net effect is that tides vary a lot from place to place-Tidal prediction is based on these equilibrium and dynamic theories, but also on the local history in a given spot-tide prediction tables are available online from many sources...
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course GEOSCI 105 taught by Professor Tobin during the Spring '12 term at Wisconsin.
- Spring '12