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Tidal Forces [Astro*Index]

The gravitational forces of the Sun and Moon are the obvious and basic forces that influence tides on Earth. More complex are the effects produced by the shape of enclosed bodies of water (e.g., lakes and bays). These relationships were among the first cycles studied by man. Prediction of the tides for a given location may also involve planetary effects.

See also:
♦ Ebb Tide ♦ Neap Tide ♦ Spring Tide ♦ Lagging Tide ♦ Flood Tide ♦ Priming Tide


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