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Tides Explained

High Tide vs. Low Tide Tides are the rise and fall of the sea levels. The above image captures this very normal phenomenon that we can all observe for ourselves if we go to an oceanside beach. Whenever I went to the beach as a young kid, I was always hoping the tides would be high. … Continue reading “Tides Explained”Continue reading Continue reading

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Tides!

Image of Mont Saint-Michel As we learned from Chapter 4, tides and waves are caused by the actions of gravitational force of the Moon and the Sun. Without tides, scientist won’t be able to predict the alarming predicament of global warming and the beachgoers are not able to enjoy surfing at the beach. There are […]Continue reading Continue reading

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Lunar and Solar Tides

Tides are a fascinating effect of the Moon and Sun’s gravitational forces acting on the Earth. They are a visible sign of how distance effects the strength of a gravitational force. Because the Sun is so large, it has the greatest gravitational force acting on the Earth. However, because it is so far away, the […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Tides can be Fun(dy)

Anyone who has spent the day at the beach has experienced the changes of the tides. Few of us, however, have ever seen anything like the Bay of Fundy, a body of water between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia in Canada with the largest tidal range in the world. Within twelve hours between low and […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Why do we have tides?

Today I want to talk about tides! Above is this video of Clovelly, England and the drastic tide that they experience day in and day out, especially when it is spring tide, meaning the moon and sun’s tidal forces line up to create even more drastic tidal forces. What is amazing about that video is […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Tides+Moon…Relationship?

If you spend an entire day at the beach, it is pretty obvious to notice that the tide changes throughout the day. Sometimes it comes up all the way to your feet while you lay in your beach chair, while other times the tide can be so low it seems like the water is a […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Tidal Forces

As a person that has always been happiest by the ocean, I really enjoyed learning about tides and decided to do some further research into other effects and instances of tidal forces in our solar system. Just as the Moon causes tides on the Earth, Earth creates tidal forces acting on the Moon. This is […] Continue reading Continue reading

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The Tidal Forces

Tides are a well known and commonly occurring natural phenomenon that most people have witnessed. While many people just accept tides and don’t really think much about them, they are prime examples of how much of an impact other objects in our Solar System have on seemingly normal occurrences. The tides on a beach like […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Tides

Have you ever been to a beach and wondered why at some times of the day, the ocean water reached further onto the land than at other times of the day?  You may have heard the terms ‘high tide’ and ‘low tide’. Tides are caused by the gravitational force of the sun and moon, as… Continue reading Continue reading

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Time to Understand the Tides

Even though I am from Colorado, I have to admit that I am more of a beach person than a mountain person, and a fascination with the tides has always been inherent in my love for the beach. However, until reading Chapter 4 of the textbook, I had never understood exactly why or how the […] Continue reading Continue reading

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