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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.
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  • atmospheric tides
  • tidal waves
  • neap tides
  • Earth tides
  • tidal currents
  • tidal oscillations
  • oceanic tides
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