EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES
Pertaining to the study of the periodic rise and fall of the sea
surface, generated by long-wavelength waves which are caused by the
interaction of gravitational force and inertia. Variables include
characteristics of tides and other aspects important to their study.
Adapted from: Garrison, T., 1993, Oceanography, An Invitation to Marine
Science, Wadsworth Publishing Co., p. 528. Neshyba, S., 1987, Oceanography,
Perspectives on a Fluid Earth, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., p. 490.