Asked in Science
What forces causes the earth's highest tides in the ocean?
The gravity of the moon and sun causes the earth's tides. The greatest tides are called 'spring' tides which occur when the earth, moon and sun are aligned. The moon has the greatest effect on our tides because of its proximity. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences, Ocean Tides
What occurs when high tides are at their highest and low tides are at their lowest?
Spring tides are those that have the greatest difference between high and low tides. Neap tides have the lowest difference. Beavers can fly did you know that!!!! ...
Why is the construction of the panama canal considered on of the worlds greatest engineering feats?
The reason why it was such a magnificent engineering feat is because of the elevations, the Yellow Fever, the challenge of managing a flooded river and the differences in tides. ...
Asked in Geophysics, Ocean Tides
What type of tides has the highest high tides and the lowest low tides called?
The greatest high tides are Spring tides where the Earth, Moon, and Sun are in a line. They are also the lowest low tides. The least high tides and low tides are called neap tides when the sun, moon and earth form a right angle ...
Asked in Earth Sciences, Oceans and Seas, Ocean Tides
Does spring or neap tide have the greatest tidal range?
Spring tides have the greatest range; neap tides have the least range. This happens based upon the degree to which solar tides and lunar tides are aligned or in opposition, which is to say, are the sun and moon both pulling on the water in the same direction, or in different directions. ...
Asked in Science
Which of all tides has the greatest range?
The largest tides occur the alignment of the Sun, Earth and Moon system coincide at their perigee and perihelion. Thus all the gravitational masses pull in one direction and cause very high tides. Rarely, Mars may add to the picture. These tides will be the highest recorded and the lowest recorded, hence the range is greatest. Often called King Tides. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences, The Moon, Ocean Tides, Hydrology
Tides are caused by the pull between the earth and the?
The gravitational pull of the Moon has the greatest influence on the Earth's tides but the Sun also has some effect. ...
Asked in Business & Finance, Ocean Tides
What is a tide with the greatest difference between low and high tides?
The spring tide is the tide that has the greatest difference between low and high tides. This type of tide occurs during new or full moons when the gravitational pull of the moon combines with that of the sun's. ...
What is the connection of the tides the moon and the earth?
Tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the sun and the moon upon the oceans of the earth. The sun has the greatest pull. The tides are greatest during a new moon when the sun and the moon are pulling from the same direction. The side of the earth that faces the sun usually has the high tide, while the side away from the sun has the low tide. ...