earth tide


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earth tide

[′ərth ‚tīd]
(geophysics)
The periodic movement of the earth's crust caused by forces of the moon and sun. Also known as bodily tide.
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By conducting six observations of total and annular solar eclipses, as well as Earth tides, a researcher with the Institute of Geology and Geophysics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), found that the Newtonian Earth tide formula includes a factor related to the propagation of gravity.
ISLAMABAD -- Scientists revealed that they have found evidence supporting the hypothesis that gravity travels at the speed of light based on data gleaned from observing Earth tides.
The most obvious effect is the ocean tide which is greater than the solid Earth tide.
The Earth's pull also causes an earth tide in the Moon's crust.
The first patent application relates specifically to the effect Earth tides have on the Earth's electrical and geo-chemical environment and how these processes can be used to find natural resources at a fraction of the industry's current cost.