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E. C. Pielou

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780226668062

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226668055.001.0001

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The Energy of the Tides

The Energy of the Tides

(p.83) 8 The Energy of the Tides
The Energy of Nature

E. C. Pielou

University of Chicago Press

The movements of the ocean are traditionally classified into currents, waves, and tides. In one sense, however, tides are waves, albeit of a special kind. Unlike wind waves and swells, which are caused by the wind, and tsunamis, which are caused by earthquakes and similar disturbances, tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun. This chapter discusses the energy that drives the tides; the dissipation of tidal energy; and other tides.

Keywords:   tides, ocean, gravitational pull, tidal energy

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