February 2008
Oceans (9781405321754);2008, p46
Book Chapter
A chapter from the book "Oceans" is presented. It explains the causes of tides and tidal streams. It states that the rhythm of the tides can greatly affect the coasts and coastal waters in most part of the earth. It explains that the gravity of the Moon attracts ocean water towards it as the Earth spins and that they are affected by other forces too, like the Sun's gravity. It discusses lunar attraction, daily cycles, monthly cycles, springs and neaps, local tides, low and high tides, tidal streams, flood tide, ebb tide, races and whirlpools.


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