Oceanic Tides

  • Bernard SimonEmail author
  • Anne Lemaitre
  • Jean Souchay
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 861)


The phenomena of tides are a matter of common experience: ocean tides under the influence of the Moon and the Sun, differences of the surface level of the oceans reaching several meters, following well-established cycles. In the present chapter we propose a first step in the general and classical mathematical formulations of the tidal potential and tidal force. Then we apply this formulation to the concrete case of the lunisolar ocean tides at a given point of the surface of the sea. At the end we give a review of various tidal manifestations all around the world.


Tidal Range Tidal Wave Tidal Force Diurnal Tide Amphidromic Point 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PloudalmézeauFrance
  2. 2.naXysUniversity of NamurNamurBelgium
  3. 3.SYRTE, UMR8630 CNRSObservatoire de ParisParisFrance

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