Are tides bigger at the equator?

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Are tides bigger at the equator?

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Tides are bigger at and near the equator.

In the higher latitudes of the northern hemisphere, the continents of North America, Europe, and Asia are pressed closer together.

This “constriction” of the oceans creates the effect of a higher range of tides.

When the Moon is directly above the equator, the tidal range is (maximum), (minimum) at the equator and (increases), (decreases) with increasing latitude.

The 3 main types of tides are the semi-diurnal, diurnal and mixed semidiurnal tides.

The 2 tide types are the high tide and the low tide.

The highest tide is called the King Tide.

The king tide is the highest predicted high tide of the year at a coastal location.

It is above the highest water level reached at high tide on an average day.

King tides are also known as perigean spring tides.

A king tide is an especially high spring tide, especially the perigean spring tides which occur three or four times a year. King tide is not a scientific term, nor is it used in a scientific context.

Lakes do have tides but they are not very large so it's hard to notice the tides of the lake.

The tides are the strongest in the Bay of Fundy.

The strongest flood and ebb currents usually occur before or near the time of the high and low tides.

The weakest currents occur between the flood and ebb currents and are called slack tides.

In the open ocean tidal currents are relatively weak.

The largest difference in high tide occurs on the same day every 1.5 years and it can occur at different times throughout the year.

When it occurs on the opposite side from the Earth that where the Sun is located ( during full moon) it produces unusually low, Neap Tides.

The High, High Tide is called the Proxigean Spring Tide and it occurs not more than once every 1.5 years.

The sun does affect the tides along with the moon.

Together with the sun and the moon, the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun affect the Earth's tides on a monthly basis.

Tides are measured using tide gauges which exist in many ports and harbors around the world, and record the height of the rising and falling tide relative to a reference level, called a "benchmark", on the land nearby.

Tidal Constituents are one of the harmonic elements in a mathematical expression for the tide-producing force and in corresponding formulas for the tide or tidal current.

And each constituent represents a periodic change or variation in the relative positions of the Earth, Moon and Sun.

The second highest tide in the world is at the Bristol Channel.

The highest tides in the world can be found in Canada at the Bay of Fundy, which separates New Brunswick from Nova Scotia.

The highest tides in the United States can be found near Anchorage, Alaska, with tidal ranges up to 40 feet .

The lowest tide is most often called a spring tide.

Low tides are less extreme when the Moon and Sun are at right angles (the neap tides ).

One tide is higher than the other because when a given location on Earth makes one revolution in a 24 hour period it experiences one high tide that is higher than the other and one lower low tide.

The tide that occurs twice a day is high tides.

High Tides are the tides that occur twice a day every 12 hours and 25 minutes.

The moon's gravitational pull on the Earth and the Earth's rotational force are the two main factors that cause high and low tides.

The side of the Earth closest to the Moon experiences the Moon's pull the strongest, and this causes the seas to rise, creating high tides.

The 4 types of tides are.

Diurnal Tide.

A diurnal tide has one episode of high water and one episode of low water each day.

Semi-diurnal Tide.

A semi-diurnal tide has two episodes of equal high water and two episodes of low equal water each day.

Mixed Tide.

Meteorological Tide.

A spring tide is a tide that occurs before the neap tide and the neap tide occurs 7 days after the spring tide.

A perigean spring tide, also known as a proxigean spring tide, is a tide that occurs three or four times per year when a perigee coincides with a spring tide.

This has a slight but measurable impact on the spring tide, usually adding no more than a couple of inches.

A neap tide is a tide just after the first or third quarters of the moon when there is least difference between high and low water.

A neap tide seven days after a spring tide refers to a period of moderate tides when the sun and moon are at right angles to each other.

The great lakes do actually have tides but the great lakes only have small tides that are not easily noticeable.

Minor variations are masked by the greater fluctuations in lake levels produced by wind and barometric pressure changes.

Consequently, the Great Lakes are considered to be non-tidal.

Water levels in the Great Lakes have long-term, annual, and short-term variations.

Lunar tides are the part of a terrestrial tide due to the mutual attraction between earth and moon.

The solar tides are toward the sun and away from the sun.

The total tide is the sum of the solar and lunar tides and depends on the alignment of the sun and the moon.

Since each phase of the moon also depends on the alignment of the sun and the moon, the pattern of tides follows the moon's phases.

Tides are important to life on Earth because they help to remove pollutants and circulate nutrients ocean plants and animals need to survive.

Other reasons Tides are important to life on earth include

They can cause a change in landforms of the Earth.

While they can destroy coastlines, they also help in the formation of creeks and inlets.

Strong tides help in the building of lower flood plains of rivers.

Tides affect other aspects of oceanic life, including the reproductive activities of fish and ocean plants.

Floating plants and animals ride the tidal currents between the breeding areas and deeper waters.

The force that causes tides is the moons pull as well as gravity.

Although gravity is the major force that causes tides to occur and the ocean tides result from the gravitational attraction of the sun and moon on the oceans of the earth.

The amount of tides in a day is 2 tides per day.

Although in reality in a 24 hour day period there are in total of 4 tides which are 2 high tides and 2 low tides.

Because the earth rotates through two tidal “bulges” every lunar day, we experience 2 high and 2 low tides every 24 hours and 50 minutes.

The different types of tides include.

Diurnal Tide.

A diurnal tide has one episode of high water and one episode of low water each day.

Semi-diurnal Tide.

A semi-diurnal tide has two episodes of equal high water and two episodes of low equal water each day.

Mixed Tide.

Meteorological Tide.

The first of them is the value awarded to the height of the tide and is the one reflected in the tide tables.

The second is the lunar phase and is directly related to the average activity of fish in the solunar charts.

High tides and low tides are caused by the moon.

The moon's gravitational pull generates something called the tidal force.

The tidal force causes Earth—and its water—to bulge out on the side closest to the moon and the side farthest from the moon.

These bulges of water are high tides.

Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun, and the rotation of the Earth.

Tide tables can be used for any given locale to find the predicted times and amplitude.

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