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tides
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Definition
The periodic rising and falling of the Earth's oceans and atmosphere. It results from the gravitational forces of the moon and sun acting upon the rotating Earth. The disturbance actually propagates as a wave through the atmosphere and along the surface of the waters of the Earth.
Definition Source
NASA Thesaurus
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/193119.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/193119
Used For
atmospheric tides
Earth tides
neap tides
oceanic tides
tidal currents
tidal oscillations
tidal waves
Broader Term
Earth system science
Related Term
littoral zone
oceanography
water currents
water waves
Spanish
mareas
Term Number
193119