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16

Tides in Theory and Practice

Lecture no. 16 from the course: Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness

Tides in Theory and Practice

Taught by Professor Harold J. Tobin | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Tides are caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and, to a lesser extent, the sun. Learn that the timing and height of tides are far more complex than the daily motions of the moon and sun suggest—due to the influences of coastal features, the Coriolis effect, and other factors.

36 Lectures

1
Image of Diving In—The Ocean Adventure
Diving In—The Ocean Adventure
0 of 30 min
2
Image of Explorers, Navigators, Pioneering Scientists
Explorers, Navigators, Pioneering Scientists
0 of 32 min
3
Image of Ocean Basics and Ocean Basins
Ocean Basics and Ocean Basins
0 of 31 min
4
Image of Mapping the Sea—Soundings to Satellites
Mapping the Sea—Soundings to Satellites
0 of 33 min
5
Image of Habitats—Sunlit Shelves to the Dark Abyss
Habitats—Sunlit Shelves to the Dark Abyss
0 of 31 min
6
Image of The Spreading Sea Floor and Mid-Ocean Ridges
The Spreading Sea Floor and Mid-Ocean Ridges
0 of 32 min
7
Image of The Plunging Sea Floor and Deep-Sea Trenches
The Plunging Sea Floor and Deep-Sea Trenches
0 of 32 min
8
Image of The Formation of the Earth and Its Ocean
The Formation of the Earth and Its Ocean
0 of 29 min
9
Image of The Early Ocean and the Origins of Life
The Early Ocean and the Origins of Life
0 of 33 min
10
Image of Marine Sediments—Archives of the Ocean
Marine Sediments—Archives of the Ocean
0 of 31 min
11
Image of Offshore Oil and Gas—Resources and Risks
Offshore Oil and Gas—Resources and Risks
0 of 33 min
12
Image of The Enduring Chemistry of Seawater
The Enduring Chemistry of Seawater
0 of 29 min
13
Image of How the Physics of Water Controls the Ocean
How the Physics of Water Controls the Ocean
0 of 31 min
14
Image of Waves—Motion in the Ocean
Waves—Motion in the Ocean
0 of 29 min
15
Image of Rogue Waves and Tsunami
Rogue Waves and Tsunami
0 of 32 min
16
Image of Tides in Theory and Practice
Tides in Theory and Practice
0 of 30 min
17
Image of Marine Life, Energy, and Food Webs
Marine Life, Energy, and Food Webs
0 of 34 min
18
Image of Tiny Plankton—The Most Abundant Life on Earth
Tiny Plankton—The Most Abundant Life on Earth
0 of 30 min
19
Image of Soft-Bodied Life in the Dark, Open Depths
Soft-Bodied Life in the Dark, Open Depths
0 of 33 min
20
Image of Swimming—The Many Fish in the Sea
Swimming—The Many Fish in the Sea
0 of 33 min
21
Image of Marine Birds, Reptiles, and Mammals
Marine Birds, Reptiles, and Mammals
0 of 33 min
22
Image of Whaling, Fisheries, and Farming the Ocean
Whaling, Fisheries, and Farming the Ocean
0 of 34 min
23
Image of Where Sea Meets the Land and Why Coasts Vary
Where Sea Meets the Land and Why Coasts Vary
0 of 31 min
24
Image of Where Rivers Meet the Sea - Estuaries and Deltas
Where Rivers Meet the Sea - Estuaries and Deltas
0 of 29 min
25
Image of Coastal Erosion—Beaches and Sea Cliffs
Coastal Erosion—Beaches and Sea Cliffs
0 of 30 min
26
Image of Tidal Life, Sea Forests, and Coral Reefs
Tidal Life, Sea Forests, and Coral Reefs
0 of 31 min
27
Image of Deep Bottom Life and Hydrothermal Vents
Deep Bottom Life and Hydrothermal Vents
0 of 32 min
28
Image of Trade Winds—The Circulation of Heat and Wind
Trade Winds—The Circulation of Heat and Wind
0 of 29 min
29
Image of Heavy Weather—Storms and Hurricanes
Heavy Weather—Storms and Hurricanes
0 of 34 min
30
Image of The Gulf Stream to Gyres—Vast Surface Currents
The Gulf Stream to Gyres—Vast Surface Currents
0 of 31 min
31
Image of Upwelling, Downwelling, and El Niño
Upwelling, Downwelling, and El Niño
0 of 32 min
32
Image of The Deepest, Slowest River—Polar Bottom Water
The Deepest, Slowest River—Polar Bottom Water
0 of 31 min
33
Image of The Ocean and Global Climate
The Ocean and Global Climate
0 of 32 min
34
Image of The Warming, Rising Sea
The Warming, Rising Sea
0 of 33 min
35
Image of Marine Pollution—The Impact of Toxins
Marine Pollution—The Impact of Toxins
0 of 33 min
36
Image of The Future Ocean
The Future Ocean
0 of 36 min

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