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High tides and low tides are the effects of the moon's gravitational pull on our oceans. As the moon orbits the earth, it pulls the ocean with its gravity. Giving the result o…f high tide being closest to the moon and low tide to be on the opposite side of the Earth.
First, recall Kepler's Third Law of Orbital Motion, or else work out the orbital speed of an object in a circular orbit by setting centripetal force equal to gravitational for…ce and solving for velocity. Either way, you discover the that velocity of a small object in orbit has to be faster in close to the object it is orbiting, and slower further away. So now think about a large object (i.e. one with an appreciable diameter) in a circular orbit. The whole thing moves at orbital speed for the distance that its centre of mass is at. But some parts of it are appreciably closer to the central object, and some are appreciably further away. That means that the bits that are closer are moving slower than circular-orbit speed for the distance they are at. Gravity is stronger than what would keep them in the orbit they are in and tends to curve their path more, so they tend to fall towards the centre as though they were at the apapsis (high point) of a slower, elliptical orbit. On the other side you find bits of the large body that are further away from the centre than the centre of mass, moving slightly faster than circular-orbit speed at their actual distance. For them, gravity is slightly weaker than what would give them a circular path at their current distance and speed and tends to curve their path less. They tend to rise away from the centre as though at the periapsis (low point) of a faster, elliptical orbit. The result is that one bulge of material rises towards the body that this body is orbiting, on the face towards it, and another rises on the opposite face, away from the body that the body is orbiting. These are the two tidal bulges. The rise to the point where either elastic forces in the orbiting body or the gravitational disequilibrium of its distorted surface provide an equal countervailing force. It doesn't matter if the orbit is not circular: any extended object moving through a gravitational field feels gravity more strongly on the side nearer to the gravitating body than at its centre of mass, and less strongly at the side further from the gravitating body, so its near parts tend to curve more towards the gravitating body, and its further parts less, than its trajectory producing tidal strain . Now, Earth can be considered to be orbiting in the Sun's gravity, and also in the Moon's gravity (never mind the the centre of that orbit is not at the Moon, it doesn't matter). So Earth tends to get a tidal bulge pointing towards the Moon and one pointing away from the Moon, and a smaller one (1/3 the height) pointing towards the Sun and another one pointing away from the Sun. These get displaced from their positions by Earth's rotation, but that's a bit of a tangent. The important thing is that both the ocean and the solid material of the Earth feel the tidal strain, but the oceans respond to it much faster. If Earth were non-rotating the material of the mantle would conform to the tidal bulges, but at Earth's current rotation rate it doesn't get time to. So the tides in the ground are smaller than the tides in the ocean, and not quite in phase with them. Any particular point on the Earth rotates into and back out of the tidal bulges. and the ocean raises and falls, but the land doesn't get time to rise or fall as much. Thus the oceans tend to rise and fall with respect to the land. The atmosphere does too, as you can see if you look at a graph of frequent measurements of the atmospheric pressure. Now, it turns out that the range of the lunar tide on Earth is only about four feet, and the solar tide is a third of that. What gives us the much larger tidal ranges that we actually see in a lot of places is that the solar and lunar tides act as a periodical driver, pushing and pulling water on a regular schedule. In places where the period of these tides corresponds to the natural resonant frequency for waves in a "basin" constrained by the landform, a sort of tidal slosh builds up by resonance. And that gives you the high tides and low tides.
When the tide is a its highest point.
The moon's gravitational field pulls on it. When the moon is on one side of the earth, it pulls the sea water slightly towards the moon while the opposite side of the eart…h will bulge slightly away from the earth too. The other sides will experience low tide as some water are used to bulge away from the earth on the other sides.
There is a low tide and high tide because the moon is farther and closer to the earth at certain points. The moon controls the tides.
We have high and low tides because of the gravity and the moon.
Ocean tides rise and fall on a 12 or 13 hour cycle. High tide is the highest point of the tide.
The gravitational pull of the moon makes the highest tides at night. The highest tides occur during the spring months. There is no limit as to how high a tide can get.
The earth shakes normally but the moon stops it. When the moon inevitably loses the earth high tide is generated. High tide is when the sea comes inland and low tide is when i…t isn't! Building on that: Picture the earth as a sphere with liquid ocean. Now, picture the moon orbiting that sphere. As the moon orbits, the moon's gravity pulls against the earth. The water, being liquid, is pulled toward the moon on the side facing the moon. On the sides of the earth not facing the moon, the water is spread thin due to the bulge created by the moons gravity. Interestingly, the side opposite the moon (back side, so to speak) also bulges out. So, as the moon goes around, you have high tide beneath the moon and also on the opposite side of the earth, and low tide on the sides. Here's a good animation that shows what I attempted to describe: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0072482621/59233/5_5.htm
the gravity of the moon bulges the oceans . that creates high and low tide
high tide occurs when the moon is full and the tide is caused by the magnetic pull. low tide when the moon is not full.
The tidal range, the distance between hide tide and low tide, varies regularly between a maximum (spring tide) and a minimum (neap tide).
The Moon pulls on the Earth. Water is easier for the Moon to pull on so when there's flood the water goes towards the Moon. On the other side of the Earth, there's flood aswe…ll. (0° - 180°) Ebb is just the water that goes towards where there is flood, so then there is less water. (90° - 270°)
high tides are high water level they are called spring tides and low tides are low water level they are called neap tides. high tides and low tides occur when the sun, earth a…nd the moon are inline. during new moon there are high tides at west and east and low tides at north and west, because the direction which the moon is facing that direction will have a high tide.
Low tide is when ocean water recedes from the beach. High tide is when the ocean water climbs higher up on the shore. The patterns of high and low tides is very complex and n…ot understood so well that a mathematical model will accurately predict the tides for any location.