Tide

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Definition of Tide:
The periodic rise and fall in the level of the water in oceans and seas as a result of gravitational attraction of the sun and moon and the rotation of the earth.[1].
This is the common definition for Tide, other definitions can be discussed in the article

A more general definition from a geophysical viewpoint is

Definition of Tide (more general):
A tide is a distortion in the shape of a body induced by the gravitational pull of another nearby object.[2].
This is the common definition for Tide (more general), other definitions can be discussed in the article

The term 'tide' in the Coastal Wiki refers to the first definition.

Related articles

Ocean and shelf tides

Tidal motion in shelf seas

Coriolis acceleration


References

  1. CIRIA (1996). Beach management manual, CIRIA Report 153.
  2. Morrison & Owen (1996). "The Planetary System", Addison-Wesley.