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Affected by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun, sea levels rise and fall on a daily basis. Ask questions here about high tide, low tide, spring tide and neap tide.

Asked in Astronomy, The Moon, Ocean Tides

Does the Moon's pull effect lakes and rivers like it effects the oceans?

Technically, yes. However, the tidal effects of moderate-sized bodies of water such as medium-sized lakes is vanishingly small. The Great Lakes have very small tidal effects, but rivers are far more influenced by the flow of the river. This is because there isn't much water to displace to create a noticeable effect. Oddly enough, the moon's tides also effect solid ground. The earths crust flexes through a range of about 1 foot over the course of a day. 2nd response: Great Answer!! Actually, the moon...
Asked in Home Electricity, Ocean Tides

What direction does the calfornia current flow in?

The California current flows south. See related link below.
Asked in Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Ocean Tides

How does low tide occur?

The gravitational pull between the Moon and the Earth stretches the oceans slightly in an oblong shape, like a pulled water balloon. High tide is under (or directly opposite) the moon, while low tide is when the moon is half an orbit away. ...
Asked in Coastlines, Ocean Tides

What do you call unusually high and low tides?

in England we call them spring tides and they occur whenever there is a full moon. ...
Asked in Science, Ocean Tides

What causes the tides?

To people who are using this for homework the short answer is The moon & the sun cause tides. Over the years people have used several different ideas to explain the tides. Some of them are presented here by different contributors.First Answer This uses the idea of centrifugal force, which is only applicable in a rotating frame of reference, and which many people call a 'fictitious force'. Tide-generating forces (TGF) are a result of the gravitational attraction between the earth, the sun, and the...
Asked in Science, Oceans and Seas, Indian Ocean, Ocean Tides

What are the world's five oceans?

The Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean and the Arctic Ocean are the world's five oceans. The Southern Ocean is also known variously as the Great Southern Ocean or the Antarctic Ocean. ...
Asked in The Moon, Ocean Tides, Hydrology

What is the main cause of tides on the earth?

Tides are differences in gravitational pull between two points of a body. Tidal effects on earth are caused by lunar gravity and, to a much lesser extent, solar gravity. The greatest effect of tidal forces are on water levels along ocean coast lines. The ebb and flow of this water is also known as a tide. Other types of water displacements are caused by wind, earthquakes, etc. ...
Asked in Astronomy, Physics, Ocean Tides

How many times does a spring tide occur a month?

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Asked in Golf, Oceans and Seas, Ocean Tides

What causes golf shots to be extremely low without trajectory and how can it be corrected?

There are many causes for this: One very common cause is that you're "topping off" the ball. This means you're striking the ball on the top, not getting good contact. To correct this problem, perhaps bend your knees more, don't choke up on the clubs as much, or buy longer clubs. The best thing you can do is consult a golf pro to get effective shot help It cost too much money to take lessons. Its simple. Tee the ball up higher. Dont...
Asked in Astronomy, The Moon, Ocean Tides, Hydrology

How do the moon and sun affect the ocean tides on earth?

The very quick and dirty answer: Our moon plays a major role in the tides of the earth's oceans because the earth and moon are attracted to each other gravitationally. A little more detail: The earth-moon system has a center of gravity, called the Barycenter. This is a point located within the body of the earth, and which moves in such a way that it is always in line with the earth's center and the moon's center. The moon's gravity pulls on...
Asked in Seasons, Oceanography, Ocean Tides

How is neap tide and spring tide alike?

spring tide is when the moon and the sun are aligned and the force of gravity pulls the tides outward on the sides and thinner on top which makes high tides higher and low tides higher while neap tides are when the moon is at a 90 degree angle with the earth and sun and pull more to were low tides are lower and high tides are lower. ...
Asked in Ocean Tides

What is High Titer Low Avidity?

HTLA ANTIBODIES = High Titer Low Avidity A summary of these antibodies are as follows Not clinically significant, but serological reactions make them look like they are High Titer if the antibodies are titered. The titers are usually at least 1:64 and often will be over 1:1000 Reactions are very weak and will break apart very readily due to the weak attraction between the antigens and antibodies (low avidity). These antibodies basically have a high titer but a very weak reaction. Some institutions actually score the...
Asked in Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Ocean Tides

What is the lowest tide called?

That would be the neap tide. It produces the lowest low tide, whereas the highest high tide is called a spring tide. ...
Asked in Seasons, Ocean Tides

What are the safety precautions during high tide?

because the tides are very strong and can pull you out to sea, and you can easily get injured. ...
Asked in Geography, Ocean Tides

What are the uses of tides?

the uses of tides are 1) tides clean beaches of shores by clearing up sand and litter that may be harmful 2)tides make it easy for ships to get in or out of harbours which are not deep. 3) tides help fishermen to catch more fish easily.. ...
Asked in Ocean Tides

How might waves be harmful to the seashore?

They might cause erosion.
Asked in Sports, Ocean Tides

How does wind surfing affect tides?

The sport of wind surfing does not affect tides.
Asked in Astronomy, The Moon, Ocean Tides, Hydrology

How does the moon affect the ocean tides on earth?

There is a gravitational pull that exists between the planetarial masses of the earth, moon sun respectively. The stronger force exists between earth and moon as far as tides are concerned. As the earth and moon orbit each other on a daily basis a gravitational pull is exerted on a section of ocean mass on the side closest of the earth to the orbiting moon. This results in a section of rotating ocean mass that imparts a translation force component to water at...
Asked in Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Ocean Tides

Which phases of the moon occur during neap tides?

Neap tides occur during first and third quarter moons.
Asked in Physics, Earth Sciences, The Moon, Ocean Tides

When do the lowest tides occur?

it depends on the cycle of the moon and the placement in the sky
Asked in Astronomy, The Moon, Ocean Tides

Why is there high tide during full moon?

Depending on where you live, you have high tides about every 12 hours, no matter what the phase of the Moon. However, at the full and new moons, you have higher-than-average "spring" tides, because the gravitational pull of the Moon lines up with the much lower gravitational pull of the Sun. At the quarter moons, we have lower-than-average "neap" tides because the tidal pull of the Moon and the tidal pull of the Sun are working at cross-purposes. ...
Asked in Ocean Tides

What is the opposite of low tide?

the opposite of low tide is high tide.
Asked in Science, Ocean Tides

Why do tides occur twice a day?

During any 24 hour period, the moon nearly completes one revolution around earth [apparent motion, not true motion]. Combined tidal forces cause a bulge in the earth's water at the location roughly below the moon and also at the part of the earth opposite that location. A scarcity of water occurs in the places roughly at 90 degrees to those locations. So as the earth moves through a day, it 'passes under' two high tides and two low tides. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences, Oceans and Seas, Ocean Tides

What is the difference between spring tides and neap tides?

The difference is that the spring tides When the Sun, Earth & Moon are in alignment with one another spring tides occur. Spring tides are higher than average. When the Sun - Earth line is at right angles to the Earth - Moon line, we see "neap" tides, which are lower than average. A tide in which the difference between high and low tide is the least. Neap tides occur twice a month when the Sun and Moon are at right...