A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
anonymous
 3 years ago
What causes tides on earth?
anonymous
 3 years ago
What causes tides on earth?

This Question is Closed

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The Moon's gravitational pull on the Earth, and to a lesser degree the Sun's gravity as well. The Sun's gravity force is much weaker on Earth's surface than the Moon's gravity because of its greater distance. While the Moon creates the overall change in the level of the oceans, each location will have slightly different tides because of sea depths, topography, and other factors.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Earth tide or body tide is the small (<1 metre) motion of the Earth's surface at periods of about 12 hours and longer. The motion is caused by the gravity of the Moon and Sun. The largest body tide constituents are semidiurnal, but there are also significant diurnal, semiannual, and fortnightly contributions. Though the gravitational forcing causing earth tides and ocean tides is the same, the responses are quite different.

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hmmm thanks for the medal
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.