Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun, and the rotation of Earth.
Tide tables can be used to find the predicted times and amplitude (or "tidal range") of tides at any given locale. The predictions are influenced by many factors including the alignment of the Sun and Moon, the phase and amplitude of the tide (pattern of tides in the deep ocean), the amphidromic systems of the oceans, and the shape of the coastline and near-shore bathymetry (see Timing). They are however only predictions, the actual time and height of the tide is affected by wind and atmospheric pressure. Some shorelines experience a semi-diurnal tide—two nearly equal high and low tides each day. Other locations experience a diurnal tide—only one high and low tide each day. A "mixed tide"—two uneven tides a day, or one high and one low—is also possible.Tides vary on timescales ranging from hours to years due to a number of factors, which determine the lunitidal interval. To make accurate records, tide gauges at fixed stations measure water level over time. Gauges ignore variations caused by waves with periods shorter than minutes. These data are compared to the reference (or datum) level usually called mean sea level.While tides are usually the largest source of short-term sea-level fluctuations, sea levels are also subject to forces such as wind and barometric pressure changes, resulting in storm surges, especially in shallow seas and near coasts.
Tidal phenomena are not limited to the oceans, but can occur in other systems whenever a gravitational field that varies in time and space is present. For example, the shape of the solid part of the Earth is affected slightly by Earth tide, though this is not as easily seen as the water tidal movements.
simple past tense and past participle of tye
Closely connected or associated.
"As a couple, they are strongly tied to one another."
Conditional on other agreements being upheld.
That resulted in a tie.
Provided for use by an employer for as long as one is employed, often with restrictions on the conditions of use.
Having walls that are connected in a few places by a single stone overlapping from one wall to another.
bound or secured closely;
"the guard was found trussed up with his arms and legs securely tied"
"a trussed chicken"
bound together by or as if by a strong rope; especially as by a bond of affection;
"people tied by blood or marriage"
fastened with strings or cords;
"a neatly tied bundle"
closed with a lace;
"snugly laced shoes"
of the score in a contest;
"the score is tied"