Tides

The Environmental Science Graduate Students at Watlings Castle, San Salvador, Bahamas.(TME 98)

This discussion topic submitted by Oliver Dunn ( dunnod@miamioh.edu) at 9:31 PM on 4/15/02. Additions were last made on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

This is my first draft.
The reason that I think this is an interesting topic is that growing exposed to oceans I noticed that the water would move in and out during the day and I never knew why. I remember how I would wake up early in the morning as the tide was up and find all the cool sea shells and animals that were freshly washed up. I am under the assumption that most people have had similar memories and never bothered to research the cause of tides. If nothing else it will be a validation of what people already know.

I. Introduction

A. Tide Causes
1. Gravity

2. Moon

3. Sun

4. Earth

II. History

A. Pytheas- 325 B.C.

B. Sir Issac Newton 1687 A.D.

III. Types of Tides

A. Spring Tide

1. Characteristics

2. Influence of the moon

3. Influence of the sun

B. Neap Tide

1. Characteristics

2. Influence of the moon

3. Influence of the sun

C. Semi-Dirunal Oscillations

1. Characteristics

2. Influence of the moon

3. Influence of the sun

D. Dirunal Oscillations

1. Characteristics

2. Influence of the moon

3. Influence of the sun

E. Mixed Tides

1. Characteristics

2. Influence of the moon

3. Influence of the sun

IV. Personal experiences

A. Captiva

1. Shells and Sand Dollars

B. Hilton Head

1. Fish and Horse shoe crabs


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