atmospheric tide

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atmospheric tide

[¦at·mə¦sfir·ik ′tīd]
(geophysics)
Periodic global motions of the earth's atmosphere, produced by gravitational action of the sun and moon; amplitudes are minute except in the upper atmosphere.
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This clear-cut conclusion provides a solid incentive for the water resources planners to consider the large-scale atmospheric oscillation patterns like the Southern Oscillation and/or North Atlantic Oscillation for planning and managing purposes.

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