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6. Tides and the Earth

6. Tides and the Earth  

David George Bowers and Emyr Martyn Roberts

in Tides: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2019
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Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780191865657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826637.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198826637
‘Tides and the Earth’ explains that the energy in tides comes, ultimately, from the Earth’s spin. Tidal streams, rubbing against the seabed, lose energy through friction and, to make up for ... More
8. New frontiers

8. New frontiers  

David George Bowers and Emyr Martyn Roberts

in Tides: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2019
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Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780191865657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826637.003.0008
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chapter
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9780198826637
‘New frontiers’ considers where the future lies for tidal studies. On our own planet there are discoveries to be made in difficult-to-reach places such as deep-sea ecosystems. The ... More
2. Making tides

2. Making tides  

David George Bowers and Emyr Martyn Roberts

in Tides: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2019
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Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780191865657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826637.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198826637
‘Making tides’ explains the forces that generate tides and the scientific discoveries that helped to explain them. Every point in the ocean experiences a tide-generating force changing in ... More
4. The tide in shelf seas

4. The tide in shelf seas  

David George Bowers and Emyr Martyn Roberts

in Tides: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2019
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Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780191865657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826637.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198826637
‘The tide in shelf seas’ describes progressive waves, standing waves, and what happens when a shelf sea is in resonance, using the example of the Gulf of St Vincent off the south Australian ... More
1. Watching the tide

1. Watching the tide  

David George Bowers and Emyr Martyn Roberts

in Tides: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2019
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Nov 2019
eISBN: 
9780191865657
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198826637.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198826637
The tide is the ocean’s response to the variation in gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun over the surface of the Earth. ‘Watching the tide’ considers the importance of tides, from ... More
6. Extreme lakes

6. Extreme lakes  

Warwick F. Vincent

in Lakes: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
eISBN: 
9780191821035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198766735.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198766735
‘Extreme lakes’ describes a range of lakes that are of great scientific interest because of their unusual physical, chemical, and biological features. Salt water lakes occur in many parts ... More

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