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In general, the term barotropic means motion that occurs in phase over the entire water column, i.e., motion at the surface occurs at the same time as motion at depth, although not necessarily at the same amplitude (surface amplitudes are higher). Baroclinic means motions that have vertical structure and may not have any surface expression at all. Internal ...


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My question is, are we really must say that the energy of the tide and the loss of the kinetic energy of the moon are equal? The answer is obviously "YES." It must be so. I would refer at this point these words; Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.- ...


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Although the moon and sun are the major forces that displace water across the earth, there are other forces that influence motion. The primary bulging of tides creates baroclines, which, influenced by seafloor topography sets up gradient potentials that can lead to periodic internal waves and tidal currents. This secondary effect is barotropic tidal forcing. ...


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The mass of all the oceans on the surface of the Earth is estimated to be 1.35 * 10^18 metric tons, or 1.35 * 10^21 kilograms. The mass of the Moon is estimated to be 7.35 * 10^22 kilograms. The distance from the Moon to the Earth at perigee (the closest distance) is 363,104 kilometers, or 363,104,000 meters. If you assume the oceans cover the entire ...


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The statement of Newton's law you have given is specifically about the gravitational attraction between point masses. It also comes to mean, through the Shell theorem the force between a spherically symmetric body and another outside the first body: we replace the spherical body with a point at its center. For other geometries you calculate the force ...



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