Remarks on tides and the prevailing currents of the ocean and atmosphere.
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Remarks on tides and the prevailing currents of the ocean and atmosphere. by Redfield, W. C.

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Published in [New Haven .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Tides.,
  • Ocean currents.,
  • Winds.

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Edition Notes

StatementBy W. C. Redfield.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGC231 .R31
The Physical Object
Pagination19 p.
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6965104M
LC Control Number06002673
OCLC/WorldCa5118709

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*Surface currents are initiated by the surface wind belts of the world, while density differences are the cause of deep-ocean currents. In relation to ocean circulation, a gyre is: a .   Such are the general motions of the atmosphere, as laid down by Lieutenant Maury, and as represented in his diagram of the winds. But there are numerous observations which have been made in very high latitudes both in the north and the south, which show that the currents flowing over the middle latitude towards the poles, do not extend to the poles, but that the atmosphere above a certain. Currents, waves, tides. STUDY. PLAY. Fetch. Distance over which wind travels over open ocean (greater in pacific than Atlantic) How many years does water take to travel the earth in a deep ocean current? Solar energy. What are prevailing winds caused by. PERIGEAN TIDES OR TIDAL CURRENTSTides of increased range or tidal currents of increased speed occurring monthly as the result of the Moon being in perigee or nearest the Earth. The perigean range (Pn) of tide is the average semidiurnal range occurring at the time of perigean tides and is most conveniently computed from the harmonic constants.

Tides are caused completely differently than currents and waves. Tides are "the periodic rise and fall of the ocean." The cause of these risings and fallings of the ocean have to do with gravitational pull. The moon and the sun both have a pull on the ocean, but the moon's gravitational pull is greater. Tides & Currents Home Page. CO-OPS provides the national infrastructure, science, and technical expertise to monitor, assess, and distribute tide, current, water level, and other coastal oceanographic products and services that support NOAA's mission of environmental stewardship and environmental assessment and prediction. CO-OPS provides operationally sound observations and monitoring. Tides & Currents Currents Page. CO-OPS provides the national infrastructure, science, and technical expertise to monitor, assess, and distribute tide, current, water level, and other coastal oceanographic products and services that support NOAA's mission of environmental stewardship and environmental assessment and prediction. CO-OPS provides operationally sound observations and monitoring.   These 12 facts about the ocean’s tides are adapted from Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean. 1. The tide is a very large, very long wave that travels around the .