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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The thermal atmospheric tides could also affect the coordinates, but this effect is also very difficult for modelling.
Although much remains to be learned about airglow, its intensity appears to be linked to fluctuations in solar activity (both long term and short term), the observer's latitude, atmospheric tides, time of night, season, and more.
London, November 2 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found out that atmospheric tides are responsible for causing landslides.
Lunar atmospheric tides are thought to be weak, but could create favorable conditions for storms to strengthen.

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