Tides

Final tide illustration posted

Tides cause daily changes in water level in many coastal areas. Factors such as local topography and weather contribute to the timing and height of tides, but the primary reason for tides is the gravitational attraction between liquid water on the Earth and the Moon. All objects on Earth experience tidal forces.

Lunar and Solar Tides

Tides cause daily changes in water level in many coastal areas. Factors such as local topography and weather contribute to the timing and height of tides, but the primary reason for tides is the gravitational attraction between liquid water on the Earth and the Moon. All objects on Earth experience tidal forces. However, the effect is most pronounced with water because, as a liquid, it is more easily deformed by gravity when compared to solid objects.

Tides draft V2

Second draft of the tides illustration. The illustration explores how interactions between solar and lunar tidal components cause daily and monthly tidal height patterns.

Tides draft V1

Draft of an illustration to explore the influence of the sun and moon on the Earth's tides. The illustration will explore how interactions between solar and lunar tidal components cause daily and monthly tidal height patterns.
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