Groves, Gordon W. Instituto de Geofisica, Torre de Ciencias, Ciudad Universitaria, Cuidad de México, Mexico.
Last reviewed:December 2019
- Tide-generating force
- Harmonic development of the tide
- Tides in the ocean
- Tidal currents
- Dynamics of ocean tide
- Bodily tide
- Atmospheric tides
- Tidal analysis and prediction
- Tidal friction
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
Stresses exerted in a body by the gravitational action of another and related phenomena resulting from these stresses. Every body in the universe raises tides, to some extent, on every other. This article deals only with tides on the Earth, since these are fundamentally the same as tides on all bodies. Sometimes variations of sea level, whatever their origin, are referred to as tides.
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