Tides in Theory and Practice
Lecture no. 16 from the course: Oceanography: Exploring Earth's Final Wilderness
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.