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.
London, November 2 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found out that atmospheric tides are responsible for causing landslides.
They discovered that the movements of the rubble were in sync with 'atmospheric tides' - daily highs and lows in atmospheric pressure that are excited by changing exposure to the Sun's rays and by the Moon's gravitational pull.
Lunar atmospheric tides are thought to be weak, but could create favorable conditions for storms to strengthen.

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